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Descriptor English:   Lipolysis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lipólisis 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Lipólise 
Synonyms English:   Lipolyses  
Tree Number:   G02.111.534
Definition English:   The metabolic process of breaking down LIPIDS to release FREE FATTY ACIDS, the major oxidative fuel for the body. Lipolysis may involve dietary lipids in the DIGESTIVE TRACT, circulating lipids in the BLOOD, and stored lipids in the ADIPOSE TISSUE or the LIVER. A number of enzymes are involved in such lipid hydrolysis, such as LIPASE and LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE from various tissues. 
Indexing Annotation English:   metabolic only: not for "suction lipolysis" of adipose tissue ( = LIPOLYSIS, SUCTION see LIPECTOMY)
History Note English:   80 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
DE drug effects GE genetics
IM immunology PH physiology
RE radiation effects  
Record Number:   8241 
Unique Identifier:   D008066 

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