good cholesterol

good cholesterol
HDL HDL ([=a]ch`d[=e]*[e^]l"), n. High density lipoprotein, a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis; sometimes called {good cholesterol}. Contrasted with {LDL}.

Syn: high-density lipoprotein. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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