HDL


HDL

noun \ˌāch-(ˌ)dē-ˈel\

Definition of HDL

:  a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a high proportion of protein with little triglyceride and cholesterol and that is correlated with reduced risk of atherosclerosis —called also good cholesterol — compare ldl

Origin of HDL

high-density lipoprotein
First Known Use: circa 1965

HDL

noun \ˈāch-ˈdē-ˈel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HDL

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a high proportion of protein with little triglyceride and cholesterol and that is associated with decreased probability of developing atherosclerosis—called also alpha-lipoprotein, good cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein; compare ldl, vldl

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