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 : good cholesterol — compare ldl

Origin and Etymology of hdl

high-density lipoprotein


Medical Dictionary

HDL

noun \ ˈāch-ˈdē-ˈel \

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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