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Adipose Tissue, Brown

A thermogenic form of adipose tissue composed of BROWN ADIPOCYTES. It is found in newborns of many species including humans, and in hibernating mammals. Brown fat is richly vascularized, innervated, and densely packed with MITOCHONDRIA which can generate heat directly from the stored lipids.

Year introduced: 2007 (1968)

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Tree Number(s): A10.165.114.322

MeSH Unique ID: D002001

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  • Tissue, Brown Adipose
  • Brown Adipose Tissue
  • Brown Fat
  • Fat, Brown
  • Hibernating Gland

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