A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the utilization of fat by the body and is a precursor to the endorphins.
A hormone made in the pituitary gland, that stimulates release of fatty acids from adipose tissue: its amino acid sequence includes an endorphin.
A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the breakdown of lipids stored in the body's fat cells.
Other Word Forms
Origin of lipotropin
- lipotrop(ic) –in
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition