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Fat Hormone May Play Role In Hearing, Vision Loss
2012-09-27 15:18:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study indicates that leptin, or the "fat hormone," may play a role in hearing and vision loss, on top of weight gain. Researchers wrote in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology that leptin could ultimately help doctors better understand sensory loss in humans. During the study, the scientists were able to develop zebrafish that were able to produce low leptin. While studying the zebrafish, scientists...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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