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the presence of abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood


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    [kuh-les-tuh-rohl, -rawl] /kəˈlɛs təˌroʊl, -ˌrɔl/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a sterol, C 27 H 46 O, that occurs in all animal tissues, especially in the brain, spinal cord, and adipose tissue, functioning chiefly as a protective agent in the skin and myelin sheaths of nerve cells, a detoxifier in the bloodstream, and as a precursor of […]

  • Cholesterol embolism

    cholesterol embolism n. An embolism of lipid debris from an ulcerated atheromatous deposit, generally from a large artery to small arterial branches. Also called atheroembolism.

  • Cholesterolemia

    [kuh-les-ter-uh-lee-mee-uh] /kəˌlɛs tər əˈli mi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. the presence of an abnormal amount of in the blood. cholesterolemia cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a (kə-lěs’tər-ə-lē’mē-ə) or cho·les·ter·e·mi·a (kə-lěs’tə-rē’mē-ə) n. The presence of elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood.

  • Cholesterolosis

    cholesterolosis cho·les·ter·ol·o·sis (kə-lěs’tər-ə-lō’sĭs) or cho·les·ter·o·sis (kə-lěs’tə-rō’sĭs) n. A condition marked by abnormal deposition of cholesterol, as in tissues or blood vessels.

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