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lipids

See FATS.

Lipids

Organic compounds not soluble in water, but soluble in fat solvents such as alcohol. Lipids are stored in the body as energy reserves and are also important components of cell membranes.

lipids

large group of organic molecules, consisting of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen; some also contain phosphorus and nitrogen, vital in the body for both structure and function. They are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents such as alcohol. Includes neutral (true) fats (triglycerides syn triacylglycerols); the structural lipids (phospholipids in cell membranes and lung surfactant; glycolipids in the nervous system); steroids/sterols (including cholesterol, bile acids and steroid hormones); prostanoids with many regulatory functions (prostaglandins, prostacyclin, thromboxanes and leukotrienes). The major lipids circulating in blood are triglycerides, cholesterol, cholesteryl esters, phospholipids and non-esterified fatty acids. See also body fat, hyperlipidaemia, lipoproteins.

lipids

insoluble organic fats, fatty acids and fatty esters
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