cholesterin

Definitions of cholesterin
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n an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues

Synonyms:
cholesterol
Types:
HDL cholesterol
the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease
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
oxidized LDL cholesterol
LDL cholesterol that has been bombarded by free radicals; it is thought to cause atherosclerosis
Type of:
steroid alcohol, sterol
any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances

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