Synonyms for hdl-cholesterol

1. HDL cholesterol (n.)

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


2. cholesterol (n.)

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


3. HDL (n.)

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