Definition of hypercholesterolaemia in English:

hypercholesterolaemia

Line breaks: hyper|chol¦es|ter¦ol|aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəkəˌlɛstərɒˈliːmɪə
 
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(US hypercholesterolemia)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • An excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
    More 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 + -aemia.

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