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high-density lipoprotein Syllabification: high-den·si·ty li·po·pro·tein
(abbreviation: HDL)

Definition of high-density lipoprotein in English:


A lipoprotein that removes cholesterol from the blood and is associated with a reduced risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Compare with low-density lipoprotein.
Example sentences
  • Levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and blood pressure were adjusted for age and sex.
  • The beneficial effects of estrogen include lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
  • Indeed, a decrease in body weight is associated with improved blood triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels.
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