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lipoprotein Lp(a)

 

Definition: a lipoprotein consisting of an LDL particle to which a large glycoproteins, apolipoprotein (a), is covalently bonded. Elevation of its concentration in serum has been identified as a risk factor for coronary artery disease.

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