Familial-hypercholesterolemia



noun, Pathology.
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.
Abbreviation: FH.

familial hypercholesterolemia n.

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