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Descriptor in English: Adipose Tissue
Descriptor in Spanish: Tejido Adiposo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tecido Adiposo
Descriptor in French: Tissu adipeux
Entry term(s): Body Fat
Fat Pad
Fat Pads
Fatty Tissue
Pad, Fat
Pads, Fat
Tissue, Adipose
Tissue, Fatty
Tree number(s): A10.165.114
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: inflammation = PANNICULITIS; /surg: consider also LIPECTOMY; do not confuse with FAT BODY
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Lipectomy MeSH
Skinfold Thickness MeSH
DeCS UI: 280
Descriptor UI: D000273
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Adipose Tissue - Preferred
Concept UI M0000425
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Adipose Tissue
Entry term(s) Fatty Tissue
Tissue, Adipose
Tissue, Fatty
Fat Pad - Narrower
Concept UI M0486890
Scope note Encapsulated adipose tissue.
Preferred term Fat Pad
Entry term(s) Fat Pads
Pad, Fat
Pads, Fat
Body Fat - Narrower
Concept UI M0491310
Preferred term Body Fat



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