Definition of Hdl

1. Noun. A lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Exact synonyms: Alpha-lipoprotein, High-density Lipoprotein
Generic synonyms: Lipoprotein
Terms within: Hdl Cholesterol

Definition of Hdl

1. Initialism. (chemistry) (initialism of high-density lipoprotein) ¹

2. Initialism. (electronics) (initialism of hardware description language Hardware Description Language) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hdl

1. These lipoproteins acts to carry cholesterol in the bloodstream. Raised high density lipoprotein levels have been correlated with a lower risk for heart disease. Less than 35 mg/dl is considered a positive risk factor for coronary artery disease, over 60 mg/dl is considered a negative risk factor (reduces your risk of heart disease). Recent studies show a low high density lipoprotein level is the strongest predictor of cardiovascular death in women. Acronym: HDL This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hdl

HCMC
HCO
HCS
HCV
HC toxin reductase
HCl scrubber
HCl scrubbers
HD
HD-DVD
HDCP
HDCV
HDD
HDDs
HDF
HDI
HDL
HDLC
HDM
HDMI
HDMS
HDPE
HDR
HDTV
HDV
HDVI
HD 188753
HD DVD
HE
HE-double-L
HE-double-hockey-sticks

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