high-density lipoprotein definition

  • noun:
    • A complex of lipids and proteins in approximately equal amounts that works as a transporter of cholesterol levels within the bloodstream. Large levels are related to a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular system infection.
    • a course of lipoprotein that transports cholesterol to the liver from other tissue; high amounts may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease
    • a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol within the bloodstream; made up of a top percentage of protein and relatively little cholesterol; large levels are usually connected with diminished danger of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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