Leptin meaning

lĕptĭn
A peptide hormone and neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite.
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A peptide hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite and energy metabolism.
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A peptide hormone and neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite.
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(biochemistry) A protein hormone produced in adipose tissue; it plays a role in regulating appetite and metabolism.
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Origin of leptin

  • Ancient Greek λεπτός (leptos, “thin") + -in

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