Very low density lipoproteins

Very low density lipoproteins
Very low density lipo|proteins [wạ̈ri lo̱u dạ̈nßiti lipopro̱utins; engl. very = sehr, engl. low = niedrig, engl. density = Dichte u. engl. lipoproteins = Lipoproteine] Mehrz.: Plasmalipoproteine im Dichtebereich von 0,9 bis 1,006 g/ml; Abk.: VLDL

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