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A polypeptide hormone that is secreted by fat cells and regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, especially by increasing insulin sensitivity and muscle uptake of glucose and by decreasing glucose production in the liver.

[Latin adeps, adip-, fat + Latin nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots + -in.]
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Newcastle United legend Malcolm Macdonald with a shirt given to the lead singer of ACDC, Brian Johnson
The ACDC is an invaluable resource for those involved in agricultural communications.
Choose from Midnight Cowboy, Heavy Metal, ACDC, Amp, Distortion, Glam rock, Junkshow or Spandex.
In working with nursing program directors AZ ACDC will ensure the experience objectives align with program objectives.
Index Terms"24-pulse ACDC converter, double zigzag-connected autotransformer, power quality, direct torque controlled induction motor drive (DTCIMD).
The project includes500 kv line DatkaKhudjand (477km) with Tajik network transferring Kyrgyz exports to Sangtuda, 1300 MW ACDC convertor station at Sangtuda, 750 km HVDC line SangtudaKabulPeshawar,300 MW Convertor station at Kabul with import and export capability and then 1300 MW DCAC convertor station would be set up at Peshawar.
More, she is as much a fan of classic rock from ACDC, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to the Beatles as she is of Britney Spears and One Direction.
While 70 per cent of today's members are SMEs representing every sector ranging from Just Falafel - the biggest falafel franchise in the world; to acdc - a LED design and technology provider; to NSI Gulf - a fast growing technology consultant firm and regional leader in Salesforce implementation; through to Unisteel International - the global steel trader; the DMCC Free Zone is also home to multi-nationals such as American Express, Diamdel (DeBeers), Glencore Xstrata, Harley Davidson, Louis Dreyfus, LVMH, Nutricia Danone and Rio Tinto Alcan.
Under his leadership, the Atlanta Department of Corrections and ACDC have been able to do much more than detain criminals.
Now in Forever 21 you can flashback to the past with an ACDC or Ramones cut sleeve t-shirt paired with a plaid mini skirt, all for great prices.
He outlined that exclusive partnerships with major internationally renowned principals like Osram, Artemide, Zumtobel, ACDC, Targetti, Illuma, Orbik among others enable Al Hassan Lighting to provide total lighting solutions in a cost effective manner to projects.
Unusual requests include a couple who chose ACDC for their 'first dance'.