Glossary of Terms


Glossary of Terms – Cholesterol Definitions

 

Cholesterol

A fat-like material present in the blood and most tissues,especially nervous tissue.

Hypercholesterolemia

Elevated blood concentration of cholesterol

Triglycerides

A lipid or neutral fat consisting of glycerol combined with three fatty acid molecules.Triglycerides are the form in which fat is stored in the body.

Hyper lipidemia

The presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of fats

Atherosclerosis

A disease of the arteries in which fatty plaques develop on their inner walls, with eventual obstruction of blood flow