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Noun: hypercholesterolemia  ,hI-pur-ku,les-tu-ru'lee-mee-u
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: hypercholesterolaemia)
  1. The presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
    - hypercholesteremia [N. Amer], hypercholesterolaemia [Brit, Cdn], hypercholesteraemia [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hypercholesterolemias

Type of: symptom

Encyclopedia: Hypercholesterolemia, familial