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  1. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs


  1. Adipose tissue: In biology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes. In addition to adipocytes, adipose tissue contains the stromal vascular fraction of cells including preadipocytes, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells and a variety of immune cells. Adipose tissue is derived from preadipocytes. Its main role is to store energy in the form of lipids, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Far from hormonally inert, adipose tissue has, in recent years, been recognized as a major endocrine organ, as it produces hormones such as leptin, estrogen, resistin, and the cytokine TNFα. Moreover, adipose tissue can affect other organ systems of the body and may lead to disease. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight, but on the amount of body fat—to be specific, adipose tissue. The two types of adipose tissue are white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene. Adipose tissue – more specifically brown adipose tissue – was first identified by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551.
    • also known as 脂肪組織
  2. Adipose Tissue: A specialized form of connective tissue consisting primarily of adipocytes, surrounded by a meshwork of collagen fibers.

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  1. Brown adipose tissue
  2. White adipose tissue

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Google previewPrinciples of Animal Growth and Development (2003)

by David E. Gerrard, Alan L. Grant

Adipose tissue is a modified connective tissue sometimes referred to simply as fat . Adipose tissue is important during growth because it serves as an energy reserve. This is particularly important during times when nutrient intake is less than ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Ontogeny: Adipose Tissue 685 O Table 1 Characteristics of fetal ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

lets, brown adipose tissue diminishes postnatally in humans, coming to resemble white f adipose tissue. Under some conditions (old age, chronic wasting diseases , starvation), brown adipose tissue reappears in described area.S. Adipose ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition (2004)

by M. F. Fuller

Adipose tissue 11 12 Adrenal Algae 13 14 Algal toxins Alkali treatment 15. Adenosine diphosphate Adenosinetriphosphate (ADP): see Adenosine monophosphate (AMP): see Adenosinetriphosphate Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

adipose tissue 7 several enzyme helpers (COENZYMES) required to produce energy. These include coenzyme A, derived from the B vitamin pantothenic acid; FAD (FLAVIN ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE) from riboflavin; and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery (2009)

by Carol Ann Rinzler

adipose tissue From the Latin adeps, meaning fat. Tissue composed of fat cells, which are cells with a small ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

Typical distance curves for lean body mass, adipose tissue and for relative fatness (% fat). Redrawn from R. M. Malina and C. Bouchard, Growth, Maturation and Physical Activity, (1991). females.

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Adipose tissue is what is more commonly known as fat; adiposity is a term indicating fatness. Adipose tissue (which is white— BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE has a different function) consists of a matrix of CONNECTIVE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Adipose tissue is principally composed of triglycerides and it has been shown to play an important role in major diseases, including NIDDM and cardiovascular disease. Preliminary studies in the early 1980s showed that in vivo ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

A - Ana

The distinguishing characters between the cellular or filamentous and the adipose tissue may be stated in the following manner. — 1*/, The vesicles of the adipose membrane are closed all round, and, unlike cellular tissue, they cannot be ...

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