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leptin

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noun lep·tin \ˈlep-tən\

Definition of leptin

  1. :  a peptide hormone that is produced by fat cells and plays a role in body weight regulation by acting on the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and burn fat stored in adipose tissue



Origin and Etymology of leptin

Greek leptos slender + English 1-in


First Known Use: 1995


Medical Dictionary

leptin

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noun lep·tin \ˈlep-tən\

Medical Definition of leptin

  1. :  a peptide hormone that is produced by fat cells and plays a role in body weight regulation by acting on the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and burn fat stored in adipose tissue




Learn More about leptin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of leptin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about leptin


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