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LDL

 (ĕl′dē′ĕl′)
n.
A lipoprotein with a relatively high proportion of lipids and low proportion of protein that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to cells. High levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Also called LDL cholesterol.

[l(ow-)d(ensity) l(ipoprotein).]

LDL

abbreviation for
(Biochemistry) low-density lipoprotein

LDL

low-density lipoprotein: a plasma protein that is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood, with high levels being associated with atherosclerosis.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.LDL - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
lipoprotein - a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
LDL cholesterol - the cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins; the `bad' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to be related to various pathogenic conditions
Translations

LDL

abbr low density lipoprotein. V. lipoprotein.
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