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Descriptor English: Lipolysis
Descriptor Spanish: Lipólisis
Descriptor Portuguese: Lipólise
Descriptor French: Lipolyse
Entry term(s): Lipolyses
Tree number(s): G02.111.534
G03.458.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008066
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: metabolic only: not for "suction lipolysis" of adipose tissue ( = LIPOLYSIS, SUCTION see LIPECTOMY)
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Lipid Mobilization (1970-1979)
Lipids/metabolism (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note: 80
History Note: 80
DeCS ID: 8241
Unique ID: D008066
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/24
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Lipolysis - Preferred
Concept UI M0012569
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Lipolysis
Entry term(s) Lipolyses



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