hy·​per·​lip·​id·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌli-pə-ˈdē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperlipidemia (audio) \

Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

Examples of hyperlipidemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next were breathing difficulties, like shortness of breath (affecting 3.5% of patients); hyperlipidemia, or high levels of triglycerides or cholesterol in the blood (3%); malaise and fatigue (2.9%); and hypertension (2.4%). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 17 June 2021 In its final finding, the medical examiner’s office ruled Rodriguez’s probable cause of death as cardiovascular disease with hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which is a high concentration of fats, or lipids, in the blood. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2021 Bui's medical history included hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidemia and valley fever, according to the report. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, 5 June 2020 Tomas Cardona Ramirez, 37, of Guatemala, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, each of which requires daily medications to control. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2020 Other illnesses that includes cancer, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, hemodialysis and gastrointestinal disorders 4. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2020 Other top illnesses found in those who died from coronavirus were hyperlipidemia; coronary artery disease; renal disease and dementia. Joseph Spector, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2020 Biden is currently treated for A-fib (irregular heartbeats) which is currently asymptomatic, excess fat in his blood called hyperlipidemia and seasonal allergies. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, 17 Dec. 2019 Such tools are already available for other diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cancer. Howard M. Fillit, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of hyperlipidemia

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperlipidemia

New Latin

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“Hyperlipidemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlipidemia. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British hyperlipidaemia \ -​ˌlip-​ə-​ˈdē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hyperlipidemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperlipidemia

: the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood

Other Words from hyperlipidemia

hyperlipidemic or chiefly British hyperlipidaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hyperlipidemia (audio) \ adjective


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