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

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Recent Examples on the Web Bui's medical history included hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidemia and valley fever, according to the report. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "One of the first to die in Arizona from COVID-19 was a Phoenix city executive who loved travel, mentored others," 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, "2 immigrants released from Michigan jail due to high-risk of COVID-19," 13 May 2020 Other illnesses that includes cancer, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, hemodialysis and gastrointestinal disorders 4. oregonlive, "Top underlying medical condition for Oregonians who have died from coronavirus: heart disease," 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, "New data on New York coronavirus deaths: Most had these underlying illnesses; 61% were men," 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, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: 29 out of 31 Dems representing districts won by Trump to vote "yes" to impeach," 17 Dec. 2019 Such tools are already available for other diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cancer. Howard M. Fillit, Scientific American, "Better Biomarkers Could Help Us Treat Alzheimer’s," 1 Feb. 2019 The pathologists found the woman had been treated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and varicose veins in the past. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A woman was pecked to death by a rooster, pathologists say," 6 Sep. 2019 South Korean media quickly speculated that Kim, 34, is about 170 centimeters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 130 kilograms (287 pounds), and likely suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Washington Post, "Summit offers South Koreans rare insight into Kim Jong Un," 28 Apr. 2018

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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 27 Nov. 2020.

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

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