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Definition of "hypercholesterolemia" [hypercholesterolemia]

  • An excess of cholesterol in the blood. (noun)
  • A familial disorder that is characterized by an extremely high concentration of cholesterol in the blood and cells. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypercholesterolemia" in a sentence
  • "Other than egg allergies, vegan diet, or the need to avoid any dietary cholesterol in hypercholesterolemia, eggs are very healthy."
  • "Brown and Goldstein have discovered that the underlying mechanism to the severe hereditary familial hypercholesterolemia is a complete, or partial, lack of functional LDL-receptors."
  • "Dr. Enig and Sally Fallon call hypercholesterolemia an invented disease, a problem that emerged when health professionals learned how to measure cholesterol levels in the blood."