familial hypercholesterolemia

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Noun1.familial hypercholesterolemia - congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
hypercholesteremia, hypercholesterolemia - the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
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Approximately 4 million people in the United States have a genetic predisposition to lipid disorders, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia, and polygenic hypercholesterolemia.