adipokinetic
Denoting a substance or factor that causes mobilization of stored lipid. [adipo- + G. kinesis, movement]

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ad·i·po·kin·et·ic (ad″ĭ-po-kĭ-netґik) pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting adipokinesis.

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  • adipokinin — An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue. SYN: adipokinetic hormone. * * * ad·i·po·ki·nin (ad″ĭ po kiґnin) former name for β lipotropin …   Medical dictionary

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