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Adipocytes

Cells in the body that store FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. WHITE ADIPOCYTES are the predominant type and found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. BROWN ADIPOCYTES are thermogenic cells that can be found in newborns of some species and hibernating mammals.

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): A11.329.114

MeSH Unique ID: D017667

Entry Terms:

  • Adipocyte
  • Lipocytes
  • Lipocyte
  • Fat Cells
  • Cell, Fat
  • Cells, Fat
  • Fat Cell

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