HyperDic: hdl

English > 1 sense of the word HDL:
NOUNsubstanceHDL, high-density lipoprotein, alpha-lipoproteina lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood
English > HDL: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA 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.
Synonymshigh-density lipoprotein, alpha-lipoprotein
BroaderlipoproteinA conjugated protein having a lipid component
SubstancesHDL cholesterolThe cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins
Catalanlipoproteïnes d'alta densitat

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