beta-lipotropin

noun

be·​ta-li·​po·​tro·​pin -ˌlip-ə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce beta-lipotropin (audio) -ˌlī-pə- How to pronounce beta-lipotropin (audio)
: a lipotropin of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that contains beta-endorphin as the terminal sequence of 31 amino acids in its polypeptide chain

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“Beta-lipotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/beta-lipotropin. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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