Definitions for "Familial hypercholesterolemia"
Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited disorder that is caused by a defect in the uptake of low-density lipoproteins, leading to the accumulation of high levels of cholesterol-containing lipoproteins in the bloodstream. Defined as key term in Introduction to Biology 3.10.3 Phospholipids form lipid bilayers
An inherited disorder where the body produces too much LDL (bad) cholesterol. The disorder leads to an increased risk for heart disease.
congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis