leptin

noun lep·tin \ ˈlep-tən \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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 and Etymology of leptin

Greek leptos slender + English 1-in


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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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