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Mesh term Adipose Tissue, White

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Adipose Tissue

Description

Fatty tissue composed of WHITE ADIPOCYTES and generally found directly under the skin (SUBCUTANEOUS FAT) and around the internal organs (ABDOMINAL FAT). It has less vascularization and less coloration than the BROWN FAT. White fat provides heat insulation, mechanical cushion, and source of energy.


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Abdominal Fat
Subcutaneous Fat


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