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[lip-uh-troh-pin, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-/

noun, Biochemistry.
a large polypeptide of the pituitary gland from which endorphins and other endogenous opiates are thought to derive.

lipotropin lip·o·tro·pin (lĭp’ə-trō’pĭn, lī’pə-)
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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