familial hypercholesterolemia: Meaning and Definition of

famil'ial hy'percholes'terole'mia

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a lack or malfunction of receptors for the low-density lipoproteins that activate removal of cholesterol from the blood. Abbr.: FH.
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