leptin

[ lep-tin ]

noun
  1. a hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism.

Origin of leptin

1
1995–2000; <Greek leptós small, thin + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for leptin

leptin

/ (ˈlɛptɪn) /


noun
  1. a protein, produced by fat cells in the body, that acts on the brain to regulate the amount of additional fat laid down in the body

Origin of leptin

1
C20: from lepto- + -in

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Scientific definitions for leptin

leptin

[ lĕptĭn′ ]


  1. A peptide hormone and neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite.

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