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Glossary for Type IV Hyperlipoproteinemia

  • Cholesterol metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of cholesterol or lipids.
  • Coronary heart disease: Disease affecting the heart's arteries (narrowed arteries)
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dunnigan syndrome: A rare metabolic disorder involving abnormal fat distribution where fat accumulates on areas such as the face, shoulders, neck and genitals but gradually disappears from the limbs, trunk and buttocks.
  • Dunningan syndrome: A rare metabolic disorder involving abnormal fat distribution where fat accumulates on areas such as the face, shoulders, neck and genitals but gradually disappears from the limbs, trunk and buttocks.
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A genetic abnormality which causes patients to have abnormally high cholesterol levels (low-density lipoproteins). The condition usually leads to early cardiovascular disease.
  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition
  • Heart disease: Any of various heart conditions.
  • Lipid metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of lipids (blood fats), including cholesterol.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Xanthoma: Fatty deposits under the skin causing yellow bumps

 

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