Cholesterol. Definition

cholesterol
Khole stereos-ol (quim.)
Steroid alcohol, white and insoluble in water. Involved in the structure of some plasma lipoproteins and its presence in excess is attributed the genesis of atherosclerosis. (The origin isolated from gallstones Chevreul gave it the name of cholesterol that was subsequently replaced by cholesterol because it is an alcohol.)
 
 


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