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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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If the ACDC program is a success, it could radically streamline logistics requirements for destroying chemical weapons, according to Cheryl Lynn Maggio of the Defense Departments Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, where she serves as director of research and technology in the office responsible for elimination of chemical weapons.
Choose from Midnight Cowboy, Heavy Metal, ACDC, Amp, Distortion, Glam rock, Junkshow or Spandex.
ACDC provides regular training and educational opportunities for all staff members.
You can visit the ACDC web site and conduct searches at http://library.
And a number of now famous icons were discovered under the spotlight of the Tyneside Gang Show, including rocker and ACDC frontman Brian Johnson.
Unusual requests include a couple who chose ACDC for their 'first dance'.
I will be head-banging to ACDC, I have a car to restore and antiques to collect," he told the audience.
ACDC physician from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention says since doctors may have lost some of the skills needed to diagnose syphilis, the comeback calls for new training among healthcare professionals in many countries, in addition to the United States.
The ACDC is an affiliate of the Arkansas Capital Corp.
The partners worked with ACDC Automated Systems, Taff's Well-based solar energy specialists Energy Equipment Testing Services, and Tomlinson Consulting.
So to make amends, and in spite of the fact that I hate tribute bands, I have to tell you that ACDC tribute band ABCD play Belfast's Limelight on Thursday.
Not against Wells, who prepares for games by listening to such soothing groups as Van Halen, ACDC and Metallica.