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lipotropin

[lip-uh-troh-pin, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a large polypeptide of the pituitary gland from which endorphins and other endogenous opiates are thought to derive.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; lipotrop(ic) + -in2
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lipotropin in Medicine

lipotropin lip·o·tro·pin (lĭp'ə-trō'pĭn, lī'pə-)
n.
A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the utilization of fat by the body and is a precursor to the endorphins.

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