CLAUDE R. JOYNER JR.
In hyperlipemia there exists an increase in the neutral fat fraction of the blood lipids. When this increase is of sufficient degree the serum assumes a grossly chylous or milky appearance, in contrast to the clear serum noted with an increased blood cholesterol or phospholipid content. Following Thannhauser's1 example, the term "hyperlipemia" is now reserved for this increase in neutral fat, whereas an increase in the two other lipid fractions is designated "hypercholesteremia" or "hyperlecithemia."
Physiologic hyperlipemia is seen after the ingestion of fats, with a peak in the fat tolerance curve occurring about three hours after a standard test
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JOYNER CR. ESSENTIAL HYPERLIPEMIA(ESSENTIAL HYPERLIPEMIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:759–777. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-759
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):759-777.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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