multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> 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.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidemia

(27 Sep 1997)