ketogenic hormone

ketogenic hormone

[¦kēd·ə¦jen·ik ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
A factor originally derived from crude anterior hypophysis extract which stimulated fatty-acid metabolism; now known as a combination of adrenocorticotropin and the growth hormone. Also known as fat-metabolizing hormone.
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