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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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Gross Annual Sales: $2,100,000 State or Country: Europe Category: A well-established specialist engineering business, whose core activity is the design, manufacture and supply of ACDC and DCDC power products, both proprietary and third party.
Duterte said of the ACDC: 'They accept (payment) from clients to (write) political attacks.
Acdc has to prove his stamina but on RPRs he ran his best race at Kelso last time after a wind operation and this ground is what he wants.
Let there be rock and there was!" Don't miss your chance to see ACDC UK live.
He likes Peppa Pig, cake, colouring, going for walks, animals and ACDC.
Accor Hotels operates a global platform called ACDC that compiles customer profiles based on a guest's use of Accor websites, supplemented with data from social media and other tools.
With a capacity of 3,500 people, it became THE place to watch bands in the 1970s when it hosted rock and pop behemoths like ACDC, Queen, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones.
Tribute band ACDC UK will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe Dubai in memory of Malcolm Young, original ACDC co-founder and guitarist who died last year.
A young Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Phil Rudd, and right, a tribute on ACDC Lane in Melbourne, Australia
Among the collection is a United match worn shirt which Macdonald gave to Brian Johnson, the lead singer of rock band ACDC.
Among the collection is a United match-worn shirt which Macdonald gave to Brian Johnson, the lead singer of rock band ACDC.
So everyone likes music Whatever sound that may be, Myself I love Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and ACDC! Kevin Halls Bell Green