cholesterol

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liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol 5-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase , HMG-CoA reductase
rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels abetalipoproteinemia
German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959) Adolf Windaus , Windaus
lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis alpha-lipoprotein , HDL , high-density lipoprotein
oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given atorvastatin , Lipitor
oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels Baycol , cerivastatin
lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis beta-lipoprotein , LDL , low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol lowerer bran
cholesterol source eggs
congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis familial hypercholesterolemia
cholesterol raiser fat
inflammatory histiocytosis associated with disturbance of cholesterol metabolism; occurs chiefly in young children and is characterized by cystic defects of the skull and diabetes insipidus Hand-Schuller-Christian disease , Schuller-Christian disease
cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease HDL cholesterol
genetic disorder characterized by high levels of beta-lipoproteins and cholesterol; can lead to atherosclerosis at an early age hyperbetalipoproteinemia
presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis hypercholesteremia , hypercholesterolemia
any of various disorders of lipoprotein and cholesterol metabolism that result in high levels of lipoprotein and cholesterol in the circulating blood hyperlipoproteinemia
hereditary disorder characterized by low levels of beta-lipoproteins and lipids and cholesterol hypobetalipoproteinemia
any of various disorders of lipoprotein and cholesterol metabolism that result in low levels of lipoprotein and cholesterol in the circulating blood hypolipoproteinemia
cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins; the `bad' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to be related to various pathogenic conditions LDL cholesterol
medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase lipid-lowering medication , lipid-lowering medicine , statin , statin drug
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