lipotropin

noun li·po·tro·pin \ ˌlī-pō-ˈtrō-pən , ˌli- , -ˈträ- \

Definition of lipotropin

:either of two protein hormones of the pituitary gland that function in the mobilization of fat reserves

First Known Use of lipotropin

1964


Medical Dictionary

lipotropin

noun li·po·tro·pin \ ˌlip-ə-ˈtrō-pən , ˌlīp- \

medical Definition of lipotropin

:either of two protein hormones of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that function in the mobilization of fat reserves; especially :beta-lipotropin

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