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Definition of Triglycerides

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compound produced from glycerol (Chemistry)
Triglycerides Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
(hypernym) lipid, lipide, lipoid
(substance-holonym) fat
Triglycerides Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
EUFIC Nutrition Glossary
Compounds of glycerol and three fatty acids. Synonymous with triacylglycerols (the official chemical name). See oil.
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Cholesterol Glossary
Lipids carried through the bloodstream to tissues. Most of the body's fat tissue is in the form of triglycerides, stored for use as energy. Triglycerides are obtained primarily from fat in foods.
Male 0.70-2.1 mmol/L
Female 0.50-1.70 mmol/L
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Lipids (fat-like substances) carried through the bloodstream to the tissues. The bulk of the body's fat tissue is in the form of triglycerides, stored for later use as energy. We get triglycerides primarily from the fat in our diet. Markedly increased triglycerides (>500 mg/dL) usually indicate a nonfasting patient (i.e., one having consumed any calories within 12-14 hour period prior to specimen collection). If patient is fasting, hypertriglyceridemia is seen in hyperlipoproteinemia types I, IIb, III, IV, and V. Exact classification theoretically requires lipoprotein electrophoresis, but this is not usually necessary to assess a patient's risk to atherosclerosis. Cholestyramine, corticosteroids, estrogens, ethanol, miconazole (intravenous), oral contraceptives, spironolactone, stress, and high carbohydrate intake are known to increase triglycerides. Decreased serum triglycerides are seen in abetalipoproteinemia, COPD, hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, and malabsorption states. Most important of three groups of neutral fats; the basic unit consists of a molecule of glycerol in ester bond with three molecules of fatty acid; it serves as the major storage form of fatty acids and is practically the exclusive constituent of adipose tissue
Aids Glossary
fat in the blood. A high triglyceride blood test can indicate liver or pancreas problems. A low result can indicate malnutrition.
Triglycerides Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A triglyceride (TG, triacylglycerol, TAG, or triacylglyceride) is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids ( + glyceride). Triglycerides are the main constituent of body fat in humans and animals, as well as vegetable fat. They are also present in the blood to enable the bidirectional transference of adipose fat and blood glucose from the liver, and are a major component of human skin oils.

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