Definition of Chylomicrons

1. Noun. (plural of chylomicron) ¹



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Definition of Chylomicrons

1. chylomicron [n] - See also: chylomicron

Medical Definition of Chylomicrons

1. A class of lipoproteins that transport exogenous (dietary) cholesterol and triglycerides from the small intestine to tissues after meals. Synthesised in the intestinal mucosa and carried via the intestinal lacteals and lymphatic system to the blood stream, they are then degraded to chylomicron remnants in the capillaries of muscle and adipose tissue through cleavage of the majority of their triglycerides by endothelial lipoprotein lipase. These remnants are rapidly cleared by the liver by receptor-mediated endocytosis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chylomicrons

chylified
chylifies
chyliform
chyliform ascites
chylify
chylifying
chylo-
chylocaulous
chylocyst
chylomediastinum
chylomicron
chylomicron retention disease
chylomicronaemia
chylomicrons (current term)
chylopericarditis
chylopericardium
chyloperitoneum
chylophoric
chylopleura
chylopneumothorax
chylopoetic
chylopoiesis
chylopoietic
chylorrhoea
chylosis
chylothoraces
chylothorax
chylous

Literary usage of Chylomicrons

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1. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"These chylomicrons will probably be the most unusual part to those studying blood ... In the illustration the chylomicrons, the fibrin, the thrombocytes and ..."

2. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"chylomicrons and very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) are two other major classes ... chylomicrons, the largest lipoprotein particles, carry triglycérides ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"(12) in a study of patients ing infusions of a triglyceride emulsion ipid), which has physiological proper- nilar to chylomicrons in vivo. ..."

4. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"Postprandially, there is the addition of dietary triglycérides carried in intestinal chylomicrons. Catabolism of these triglyceride-rich ..."

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