Medical Definition of Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia: Elevated lipid (fat) levels in the blood. Hyperlipidemia can be inherited and increases the risk of disease of the blood vessels leading to stroke and heart disease.

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References
American Heart Association. Hyperlipidemia.
<http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4600>