HDL cholesterol

noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑cholesterol, ↑cholesterin
Substance Holonyms: ↑high-density lipoprotein, ↑HDL, ↑alpha-lipoprotein

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