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adiponectin

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A homotrimeric adipokine (AdipoQ, apM1, GBP28, adipocyte complement related protein 30, Acrp30, 244 aa) secreted by adipocytes and involved in the control of fat metabolism and insulin...

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adipose tissue

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(ad-i-pohs)

fibrous connective tissue packed with masses of fat cells. It forms a thick layer under the skin and occurs around the kidneys and in the buttocks.

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adiposis

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(ad-i-poh-sis)

the presence of abnormally large accumulations of fat in the body. The condition may arise from overeating, hormone irregularities, or a metabolic disorder. See also...

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adiposity

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Overall expansion of body fat, often with depletion of muscle mass, physical strength, and agility. It should be distinguished from obesity, which is expansion of body mass involving fat...

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adipsin

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A protease secreted by adipose tissue, and also expressed in macrophages, that is involved in the activation of complement; secretion is reduced in obesity.

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ageing

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In biology, the process of growing older. Organs and tissues age, apparently because the clones of cells that constitute them have finite life spans. In demography and vital statistics,...

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Alström syndrome

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A very rare genetic disease characterized by congenital heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy and photophobia (fear of bright lights). Affected babies and young children gain weight...

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anastomosis

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n. 1. (in anatomy) a communication between two blood vessels without any intervening capillary network. See arteriovenous anastomosis. 2. (in surgery) an artificial...

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anthropometry

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n. the taking of measurements of the human body or its parts. Comparisons can then be made between individuals of different sexes, ages, and races to determine the difference...

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appetite

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A complex phenomenon, not to be confused with hunger, that in humans is the comparatively pleasant, though at times compelling, anticipation of certain foods. In other animals, appetite is...

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