abetalipoproteinemia


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Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism that results in poor absorption of dietary fat and vitamin E (9).
Hepatic steatosis may also be present in various clinical states, such as diabetes, obesity, drug reactions (tetracycline, corticosteroids, and amiodarone), exposure to phosphorus, viral infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy, and also in childhood diseases, such as Reye syndrome, galactosemia, and abetalipoproteinemia.[11]
Persons with a related syndrome, abetalipoproteinemia (ABL), exhibit extreme limitations in absorbing lipids (dietary fats) through their intestines.
Quickly name as many signs and symptoms of abetalipoproteinemia as you can.
Hypobetalipoproteinemia and abetalipoproteinemia. Curr Opin Lipidol 2014;25:161-8.
Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare disease in which apo B is not synthesized, preventing lipoproteins containing this apolipoprotein from being formed.
Primary HBL includes a group of genetic disorders: abetalipoproteinemia (ABL), chylomicron retention disease (CMRD), and familial HBL (FHBL).