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Medical Term:

adipokine

Pronunciation: ad′i-pō-kīn

Definition: A cytokine (tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6) produced by adipose tissue and acting locally in an autocrine-paracrine fashion or systemically as a hormone.

[adipo + G. kinēsis, movement]

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