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leptin

noun lep·tin \ˈlep-tən\

Definition of LEPTIN

:  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
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Origin of LEPTIN

Greek leptos slender + English 1-in
First Known Use: 1995
Medical Dictionary

leptin

noun lep·tin \ˈlep-tən\

Medical Definition of LEPTIN

:  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

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