HyperDic: hdl_cholesterol

English > 1 sense of the expression HDL cholesterol:
NOUNsubstanceHDL cholesterolthe cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins
English > HDL cholesterol: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the 'good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease.
Broadercholesterol, cholesterinAn animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver
Substance ofhigh-density lipoprotein, HDL, alpha-lipoproteinA lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood

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