familial hypercholesterolaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry, cardiology> Excess of cholesterol in plasma as a result of defects in the recycling process that leads to reduced uptake of LDL (low density lipoprotein) into coated vesicles.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

American spelling: familial hypercholesterolemia

(11 Mar 2008)