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Definition of the noun adipose tissue
What does adipose tissue mean as a name of something?
- a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of adipose tissue: fat / fatty tissue
- more generic term: animal tissue = the tissue in the bodies of animals
- more specific terms:
- flab = loose or flaccid body fat
- atheroma = a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery
- cellulite = lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
- puppy fat = fat on the body of a baby or child
- mons veneris / mons pubis / mons = a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women
- paunch / belly = a protruding abdomen
- love handle / spare tire = excess fat around the waistline
- 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
- Adipose Tissue: A specialized form of connective tissue consisting primarily of adipocytes, surrounded by a meshwork of collagen fibers.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
Adipose tissue is composed of fatcontaining cells arranged in lobules. See also fat, fatty acid, lipoma. adipose capsule [L, ...
by Wilson G. Pond
Ontogeny: Adipose Tissue 685 O Table 1 Characteristics of fetal ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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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 ...
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)
Volume One by Larry R. Squire
Adipose Tissue White adipose tissue is the principal tissue for energy storage in humans. When energy needs cannot be met by circulating fuels or stored carbohydrate, lipid is mobilized through the process of lipolysis, a breakdown of ...
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