HDL
High density lipoprotein. Lipoproteins are combinations of lipids (fats) and proteins. They are the form in which lipids are transported in the blood. The high density lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the tissues of the body to the liver so it can be gotten rid of in the bile. HDL cholesterol is therefore considered the "good" cholesterol. The higher the HDL cholesterol level, the lower the risk of coronary artery disease.
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Abbreviation for high density lipoprotein. See lipoprotein.
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hardware description language; high-density lipoprotein

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HDL 'āch-'dē-'el n a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a high proportion of protein with little triglyceride and cholesterol and that is associated with decreased probability of developing atherosclerosis called also alpha-lipoprotein, good cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein compare LDL, VLDL

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high-density lipoprotein.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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