familial hyperlipoproteinaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A relatively rare (7 out of 1,000) genetic disease in which there is elevation in the blood triglycerides, cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL). Also called type II hyperlipoproteinaemia, familial hyperlipoproteinaemia or familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: familial hyperlipoproteinemia

(27 Sep 1997)