high-density lipoprotein

high-density lipoprotein
noun Date: 1960 HDL

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high-density lipoprotein — n HDL * * * (HDL) any of a class of lipoproteins frequently divided into HDL2 and HDL3 (see table) and the minor variant HDL1 (see Lp(a) l.). HDL promotes transport of cholesterol from extrahepatic tissue to the liver for excretion in the bile;… …   Medical dictionary

  • high-density lipoprotein — [hī′den′sə tē] n. HDL …   English World dictionary

  • High density lipoprotein — Lipoprotéine de haute densité Pour les articles homonymes, voir HDL. Les lipoprotéines de haute densité (High Density lipoprotein, HDL) sont des lipoprotéines responsables du transport du cholestérol vers le foie où il pourra être éliminé. Cette… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • high-density lipoprotein — a blood constituent involved in the transport of cholesterol and associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Abbr.: HDL Cf. low density lipoprotein. * * * …   Universalium

  • high-density lipoprotein — high′ den′sity lipopro′tein n. biochem. See HDL …   From formal English to slang

  • high-density lipoprotein — noun a 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 •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-density lipoprotein — noun a class of lipoprotein that transports cholesterol to the liver from other tissue; high levels may decrease the risk of coronary heart disease …   Wiktionary

  • high-density lipoprotein — noun a kind of lipoprotein in blood plasma that promotes the transfer of cholesterol to the liver for excretion or reuse …   English new terms dictionary

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