highdensity lipoprotein

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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high-density lipoprotein
 
n
HDL a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream from the tissues to the liver

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high-density lipoprotein n.
Abbr. HDL
A complex of lipids and proteins that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood and which, in high concentrations, is associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Also called alpha-lipoprotein.

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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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