Definition of low-density lipoprotein in English:

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low-density lipoprotein

(abbreviation LDL)


The form of lipoprotein in which cholesterol is transported in the blood.
Example sentences
  • Doctors currently measure blood concentrations of two forms of cholesterol, high-density and low-density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), to assess risk of heart disease.
  • Not surprisingly, the responders also showed a significant reduction in serum levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and phospholipid after four weeks.
  • Conventional lipid-lowering treatments are underused in patients with diabetes because blood levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol tend to be within normal ranges.

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Syllabification: low-den·si·ty lip·o·pro·tein

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