An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue. SYN: adipokinetic hormone.

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ad·i·po·ki·nin (ad″ĭ-po-kiґnin) former name for β-lipotropin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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