[ UK /kəlˈɛstəɹˌɒl/ ]
[ US /kəˈɫɛstɝˌɔɫ, kəˈɫɛstɝəɫ/ ]
  1. an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
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How To Use cholesterol In A Sentence

  • High bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Times, Sunday Times
  • Several hormones are produced from cholesterol like estrogen and testosteron, cortison and aldactone. Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release
  • Cholesterol, Windaus "habilitated" as lecturer in 1903. Adolf Windaus - Biography
  • Nonetheless, the multistep process has worked well for several cholesterol drugs — including Lipitor and Zocor, which are in a class of drugs known as statins.
  • The insurer based its refusal on the fact that I had taken statin tablets during that period for raised cholesterol. Times, Sunday Times
  • The cancer subgroup, even those with very early tumours, had significantly lower cholesterol values than the group with polyps alone.
  • Other male contraceptive formulations in production have been shown to decrease good HDL cholesterol levels, which are protective against heart disease.
  • Tumors suck up so much cholesterol that LDL has been considered a vehicle for delivering antitumor drugs to cancer cells.
  • Only a follow-up blood test to measure serum cholesterol will show if the new diet was worth the trouble. Living with Angina
  • There were increases in blood levels of the estrogens, estradiol and estrone, and a reduction of the protective HDL cholesterol.
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