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Descriptor English: Adipocytes
Descriptor Spanish: Adipocitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Adipócitos
Descriptor French: Adipocytes
Entry term(s): Adipocyte
Cell, Fat
Cells, Fat
Fat Cell
Fat Cells
Lipocyte
Lipocytes
Tree number(s): A11.329.114
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017667
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Adipose Tissue (1967-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
DeCS ID: 31672
Unique ID: D017667
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Adipocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0026722
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Adipocytes
Entry term(s) Adipocyte
Cell, Fat
Cells, Fat
Fat Cell
Fat Cells
Lipocyte
Lipocytes



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