Hdl definition

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A lipoprotein with a relatively high concentration of protein and low concentration of lipids that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to the liver. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
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A lipoprotein that helps remove cholesterol from the bloodstream and that is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease.
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A lipoprotein with a relatively high concentration of protein and low concentration of lipids that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to the liver. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
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A lipoprotein with a relatively high proportion of protein and low proportion of lipids that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to the liver. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
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Abbreviation of high-density lipoprotein.
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(chemistry) Initialism of high-density lipoprotein.
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(electronics) Initialism of Hardware Description Language.
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Origin of hdl

  • h(igh-)d(ensity) l(ipoprotein)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • h(igh-)d(ensity) l(ipoprotein)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition