high-density lipoprotein


noun

a blood constituent involved in the transport of cholesterol and associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Abbreviation: HDL

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British Dictionary definitions for high-density lipoprotein

high-density lipoprotein

noun

a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream from the tissues to the liverAbbreviation: HDL
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Medical definitions for high-density lipoprotein

high-density lipoprotein

n.

A lipoprotein that contains relatively small amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides and is associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.alpha-lipoprotein HDL cholesterol
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Scientific definitions for high-density lipoprotein

high-density lipoprotein

A complex of lipids and proteins in approximately equal amounts that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
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