Medical Definition of Tangier disease

1. A familial lipoprotein deficiency caused by a decreased synthesis and increased catabolism of the apolipoprotein components a-l and a-II (apo a-I and apo a-II) of high-density lipoproteins (hdl) (lipoproteins, hdl). Hdl is absent from plasma, and the other lipoproteins are abnormal. Cholesteryl esters accumulate in the reticuloendothelial cells. It is also called analphalipoproteinaemia and familial high-density lipoprotein (hdl) deficiency. It was named after the chesapeake bay island where the first cases were identified. (12 Dec 1998)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tangier Disease

tangfish
tanghin
tanghinia
tanghins
tangi
tangibilities
tangibility
tangible
tangibleness
tangiblenesses
tangibles
tangibly
tangie
tangientially
tangier disease (current term)
tangies
tangiest
tanginess
tanginesses
tanging
tangis
tangle
tangle orchid
tangle with
tanglebush
tangled
tangled nest spider
tangled nest spiders
tangledly

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