Word:

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

Pronunciation: (lip-o-PRO-teen)

A form of cholesterol that circulates in the blood. Commonly called "bad" cholesterol. High LDL increases the risk of heart disease. An LDL less than 100 mg/dl is considered optimal, 100-129 mg/dl is considered near or above optimal, 130-159 mg/dl is considered borderline high, 160-189 mg/dl is considered high, and 190 mg/dl or greater is considered very high.

Browse
low-birth-weight infant
low-budget
low-bush blueberry
low-cal
low-calorie diet
low-carbon steel
low-ceilinged
Low-church
Low-churchism
Low-churchman
Low-churchmanship
low-class
low-cost
low-cut
low-density
low-density lipoprotein
-- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) --
low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
low-down
low-emission
low-fat diet
low-fat milk
low-grade
low-key
low-keyed
low-level
low-level formatting
low-level language
low-level radioactive waste
Low-lived
low-lying
Low-minded
Low-mindedness
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home