- familial hyperlipoproteinemia
- an inherited hyperlipoproteinemia, classified on the basis of the type Iâ€“V phenotypes described in the accompanying table. For any given phenotype, the term is frequently used loosely to denote either the phenotype or any or all of the genetic disorders causing the phenotype. However, the latter usage is frequently imprecise or inaccurate because a single phenotype may have multiple causes and a single genetic disorder may result in multiple phenotypes.
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