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Glossary for Familial hyperlipoproteinemia type 3

  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL). It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Cholesterol metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of cholesterol or lipids.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia: An hereditary condition characterized by the accumulation of abnormal B-lipoproteins in the blood
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Lipid metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of lipids (blood fats), including cholesterol.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Xanthoma: Fatty deposits under the skin causing yellow bumps

 

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