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Adipose Tissue

Specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It is the site of stored FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. In mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the WHITE FAT and the BROWN FAT. Their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.

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Tree Number(s): A10.165.114

MeSH Unique ID: D000273

Entry Terms:

  • Tissue, Adipose
  • Fatty Tissue
  • Tissue, Fatty
  • Fat Pad
  • Fat Pads
  • Pad, Fat
  • Pads, Fat
  • Body Fat

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