cholesterol

cholesterol (ko-les´ter-ol)

5-cholesten-3beta-ol (cholestane with a 5,6 double bond and a 3beta hydroxyl group); the most abundant steroid in animal tissues, especially in bile and gallstones, and present in food, especially that rich in animal fats; circulates in the plasma complexed to proteins of various densities and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atheroma formation in arteries.cholesterin;

 

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