Adiponectin Definition

A polypeptide hormone that is secreted by fat cells and regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, especially by increasing insulin sensitivity and muscle uptake of glucose and by decreasing glucose production in the liver.
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Origin of Adiponectin

  • Latin adeps, adip- fat Latin nectere to bind ned- in Indo-European roots –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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