familial combined hyperlipidaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry, endocrinology> Inherited as a defective gene, this disorder is characterised by elevations in serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides.

There are often multiple types of lipoproteins (LDL) elevated in one family. This condition is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

American spelling: familial combined hyperlipidemia

(27 Sep 1997)