Definitions for "Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol"
A plasma protein containing relatively more cholesterol and triglycerides and less proteins.
The so-called bad cholesterol. LDL contains most of the cholesterol in the blood and carries it to the tissues and organs of the body, including the arteries. Cholesterol from LDL is the main source of damaging buildup and blockage in the arteries. The higher the level of LDL in the blood, the greater is the risk for coronary heart disease.
A class of lipoproteins responsible for transport of cholesterol to extrahepatic tissues.