Cholesterol

Cholesterol is the most common type of steroid in the body. Although it has gotten a bad name cholesterol is critical in the formation of Bile acids, Vitamin D, progesterone, estrogens, androgens, mineral corticoid hormones and glucocorticoid hormones. It is also necessary in the normal permeability and function of the cell membranes. Although som...
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Cholesterol

Cholesterol, from the Ancient Greek chole- (bile) and stereos (solid) followed by the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, is an organic molecule. It is a sterol (or modified steroid), a lipid molecule and is biosynthesized by all animal cells because it is an essential structural component of animal cell membranes that is required to maintain both...
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cholesterol

(chole- + Gr. stereos solid) 1. a pearly, fatlike steroid alcohol, C27H45OH, crystallizing in the form of leaflets or plates from dilute alcohol, and found in animal fats and oils, in bile, blood, brain tissue, milk, yolk of egg, myelin sheaths of nerve fibres, the liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands. It constitutes a large part of the most frequen....
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cholesterol

(kә-lesĀ“tәr-ol″) a steroid alcohol found in animal fats and oils, bile, blood, brain tissue, milk, egg yolk, myelin sheaths of nerve fibers, liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands. It is a precursor of bile acids and steroid hormones. Most of the body's cholesterol is synthesized by the liver, but some is ...
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Cholesterol

(ko-LES-te-rol) A fat-like substance that is made by the body and is found naturally in animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Foods high in cholesterol include liver and organ meats, egg yolks, and dairy fats. Cholesterol is carried in the blood. When cholesterol levels are too high, some of the cholesterol is deposite...
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cholesterol

[n] - an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver
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cholesterol

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

(also known as total cholesterol) A fatlike substance that is a building block of the outer layer of cells (cell membranes). It is essential to the formation of bile acids, cell membranes, vitamin D and certain hormones. Cholesterol is not dissolved in the blood, but is transported in the bloodstream as water-soluble molecules known as lipop...
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cholesterol

1. <biochemistry> A pearly, fatlike steroid alcohol, C27H45OH, crystallizing in the form of leaflets or plates from dilute alcohol and found in animal fats and oils, in bile, blood, brain tissue, milk, yolk of egg, myelin sheaths of nerve fibres, the liver, kidneys and adrenal glands. ... It constitutes a large part of the most frequently occ...
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Cholesterol

A fat lipid which has both good and bad implications within the human body. Good being known as HDL and bad being LDL. Bad cholesterol is associated with heart disease and stroke, whereas the body requires cholesterol for the production of many steroid hormones.
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Cholesterol

A fat lipid which has both good and bad implications within the human body. Good being known as HDL and bad being LDL. Bad cholesterol is associated with heart disease and stroke, whereas the body requires cholesterol for the production of many steroid hormones.
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Cholesterol

A fat lipid which has both good and bad implications within the human body. Good being known as HDL
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Cholesterol

A fat made by the body and consumed in food products that come from animals. Primarily, it travels in the blood as two compounds: low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Chemically, cholesterol is a sterol, or rings of carbons attached together.
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Cholesterol

A fat-like material that is present in the blood as well as many body tissues, e.g., the nervous system. A cholesterol level that is too high may lead to blood vessel damage.
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Cholesterol

A fat-soluble waxy substance (sterol) made in the liver, transported in blood serum, and found in all foods of animal origin. An essential constituent of every cell, and especially critical for brain development. Associated with the formation of vitamin D, certain hormones, and bile acids used to digest fats. However, elevated levels of cholesterol...
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Cholesterol

A fatty substance (lipid) found in animal tissue and fat....
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CHOLESTEROL

a fatty substance in animal tissue that is an essential component of cell membranes, certain hormones, and nerve fiber insulation. Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver, and is also present in certain foods. There are two primary types of cholesterol in the blood, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is considered a risk factor for heart disease...
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Cholesterol

A fatty substance produced predominantly by the liver, and necessary for building cell membranes, insulating the CNS, covering fats for blood transport, forming bile acids, oiling the skin and making steroid hormones.
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CHOLESTEROL

a form of fat that performs necessary functions in the body but can also cause heart disease; cholesterol is found in animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products
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cholesterol

A soft, waxy substance present in cells throughout the body. Deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels initiates the formation of plaques.
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Cholesterol

a substance in body cells that plays a role in the production of hormones and bile salts and in the transport of fats in the bloodstream
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Cholesterol

A type of fat found in animal foods and produced by the liver.
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cholesterol

A type of fat made in the liver that is carried through your body in 2 kinds of bundles, high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteins. It's important to have healthy levels of both.
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cholesterol

a type of fat produced by the liver and found in the blood; it is also found in some foods. Cholesterol is used by the body to make hormones and build cell walls.
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cholesterol

a type of fat produced by the liver and found in the blood; it is also found in some foods. Cholesterol is used
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