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HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypercholesterolemia mean? 

HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA (noun)
  The noun HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA has 1 sense:

1. the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

  Familiarity information: HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA (noun)


Sense 1hypercholesterolemia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

hypercholesteremia; hypercholesterolemia

Hypernyms ("hypercholesterolemia" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypercholesterolemia"):

familial hypercholesterolemia (congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis)


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