Definition of hypercholesterolemia in English:

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hypercholesterolemia

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərkəˌlestərəˈlēmēə/
(British hypercholesterolaemia)

noun

Medicine
An excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Example sentences
  • He has several chronic illnesses, including diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
  • Obesity is an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and impaired glucose tolerance.
  • Screening for hypercholesterolemia and coronary artery disease may be appropriate, depending on the clinical picture.

Origin

Late 19th century: from hyper- 'above normal' + cholesterol + -emia.

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