orexigenic


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orexigenic

 [o-rek″sĭ-jen´ik]
increasing or stimulating the appetite.

o·rex·i·gen·ic

(ō-rek'si-jen'ik),
Appetite stimulating.

orexigenic

/orex·i·gen·ic/ (o-rek″sĭ-jen´ik) increasing or stimulating the appetite.

orexigenic

[ôrek′sijen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, orexis, longing, genein, to produce
a substance that increases or stimulates the appetite.

orexigenic

adjective Referring to that which stimulates the appetite.

o·rex·i·gen·ic

(ŏ-rek'si-jen'ik)
Appetite-stimulating.

Orexigenic

The medical term for drugs that increase or stimulate the appetite.

orexigenic

increasing or stimulating the appetite.
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Dual-process action of exercise on appetite control: increase in orexigenic drive but improvement in meal-induced satiety.
NPY has been shown to be a potent orexigenic agent in chickens when administered centrally (Kuenzel and McMurtry, 1988).
It has been reported that heavy, continuous physical exercise compresses/reinforces orexigenic (AgRP NPY, and ghrelin) and anorexigenic peptide/protein (obestatin, leptin, POMS, CART, and visfatin) secretion and its concentration in central and peripheral tissues (3-6).
Although there are many neuropeptides that stimulate food intake, ghrelin is the most established orexigenic peptide known until now (21).
Ghrelin: more tan a natural GH secretagogue and/ora n orexigenic factor.
sup][2] The orexigenic peptides, HCRT-1 and HCRT-2 (HCRT, also known as orexin (OX)-A and OX-B), are proteolytically cleaved from a common precursor, prepro-OX, and share 46% amino acid sequence identity.
An interruption between the balance in anorexigenic and orexigenic hormones may influence the progression of CKD-associated protein energy malnutrition in pediatric patients.
8,9) Orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides are the primary integrators of various nutritional information.
4] Because of its widespread distribution, ghrelin plays a pivotal role in a various physiological processes including orexigenic regulation, neurohormonal control, energy and metabolic homeostasis, cardiovascular, immunological and other functions.
The Role of "Mixed" Orexigenic and Anorexigenic Signals and Autoantibodies Reacting with Appetite Regulating Neuropeptides and Peptides of the Adipose Tissue-Gut-Brain Axis: Relevance to Food Intake and Nutritional Status in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
Resistance to the orexigenic effect of ghrelin in dietary-induced obesity in mice: reversal upon weight loss.
Ghrelin, one of the most potent orexigenic hormones, has been suggested as another possible mediator of anorexia in ESRD patients.