hy·​per·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-kə-ˌle-stə-rə-ˈlē-mē-ə \

Definition of hypercholesterolemia

: the presence of excess cholesterol in the blood

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hypercholesterolemic \ ˌhī-​pər-​kə-​ˌle-​stə-​rə-​ˈlē-​mik \ adjective

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His past medical history includes hypercholesterolemia and rosacea. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The White House Doctor Called President Trump's Health 'Excellent.' Here's the Full Summary of His Physical Exam," 18 Jan. 2018 Economists estimate that adding medical screenings for diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia in dental offices could save the U.S. health care system between $42 million and $102 million per year, or up to $33 for each patient screened. Nisarg A. Patel, Slate Magazine, "Could Your Next Doctor Be Your Dentist?," 28 Aug. 2017 In addition to diabetes, CVS will roll out programs over the next two years to manage asthma, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol, and depression. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "CVS Moves Deeper Into Doctors’ Turf," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hypercholesterolemia

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypercholesterolemia

New Latin

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The first known use of hypercholesterolemia was in 1916

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hy·​per·​cho·​les·​ter·​ol·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-kə-ˌles-tə-rə-ˈlē-mē-ə \
variants: also hypercholesteremia \ -​tə-​ˈrē-​mē-​ə \ or chiefly British hypercholesterolaemia also hypercholesteraemia

Medical Definition of hypercholesterolemia

: the presence of excess cholesterol in the blood — see familial hypercholesterolemia

Other Words from hypercholesterolemia

hypercholesterolemic \ -​tə-​rə-​ˈlē-​mik \ also hypercholesteremic \ -​tə-​ˈrē-​mik \ or chiefly British hypercholesterolaemic also hypercholesteraemic adjective

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