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adiponectin

Pronunciation: ad′i-pō-nek′tin

Definition: Protein hormone produced and secreted by adipocytes into the systemic blood circulation; causes sensitivity of peripheral tissues to insulin.

[adipo- + L. necto, to fasten, + -in]

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