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Mesh term Adipocytes

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Connective Tissue Cells


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.

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Adipocytes, Beige
Adipocytes, Brown
Adipocytes, White

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