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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism

Usage examples (34)
  • Some of these genetic differences will probably involve a hormone called leptin, which is produced by fat cells.
  • For example: In the early 1990s a hormone called leptin, which suppresses appetite, was discovered.
  • The animals that improved had lower levels of a fat hormone called leptin, indicating a significant shift in metabolism.
  • Likewise, a hormone called leptin that tells the hypothalamus when we are full may not have as much effect in some individuals. for more
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