hypercholesterolemia hypercholesterolemia

Definition(s):

  • (n) the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

Usage(s):

  • Brown and Goldstein began their pioneering work while investigating severe familial hypercholesterolemia, a rare inherited disorder.

News

  1. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class, oral, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering therapies for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Low-income uninsured U.S. adults less likely to have chronic conditions compared with medicaid enrollees

    Compared with adults already enrolled in Medicaid, low-income uninsured adults who may be eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were less likely to have chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia, although those with 1 of these conditions were less likely to be aware they had it or to have the disease controlled, according to a new study.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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