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Adipose Tissue, White MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Adipose Tissue, White
Tree Number(s)
A10.165.114.830
Unique ID
D052436
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052436
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
White Adipose Tissue
White Fat
Previous Indexing
Adipose Tissue (1963-2006)
Public MeSH Note
2007
History Note
2007
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
2006/07/05
Adipose Tissue, White Preferred
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