adipokinin


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adipokinin

 [ad″ĭ-po-ki´nin]
a factor from the anterior pituitary that accelerates mobilization of stored fat.

ad·i·po·ki·nin

(ad'i-pō-kī'nin),
An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue.

adipokinin

[ad′ipōkī′nin]
a hormone of the adenohypophysis that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissues.

adipokinin

An antiquated term for a hormone—e.g., beta-lipotropin—produced in the adenohypophysis which promotes lipolysis, mobilising fat from adipose tissue, plays a role in steroidogenesis and stimulates melanocytes to produce melanin.

ad·i·po·ki·nin

(ad'i-pō-kī'nin)
An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue.

adipokinin

a factor from the anterior pituitary that accelerates mobilization of stored fat.