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Adipose Tissue MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Adipose Tissue
Tree Number(s)
A10.165.114
Unique ID
D000273
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000273
Annotation
inflammation = PANNICULITIS; /‌surg: consider also LIPECTOMY; do not confuse with FAT BODY
Scope Note
Specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It is the site of stored FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. In mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the WHITE FAT and the BROWN FAT. Their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.
Entry Term(s)
Body Fat
Fat Pad
Fatty Tissue
NLM Classification #
QS 532.5.A3
See Also
Lipectomy
Skinfold Thickness
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Adipose Tissue Preferred
Fat Pad Narrower
Body Fat Narrower
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