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Meaning of FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis
 
 See Also: hypercholesteremia, hypercholesterolemia, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: a rare dominant abnormality controlled by a multiple-allele series of at least four alleles. The disease is caused by a defective protein that can result in extremely high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
 

 

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