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Adipose Tissue, Brown MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Adipose Tissue, Brown
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A thermogenic form of adipose tissue composed of BROWN ADIPOCYTES. It is found in newborns of many species including humans, and in hibernating mammals. Brown fat is richly vascularized, innervated, and densely packed with MITOCHONDRIA which can generate heat directly from the stored lipids.
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Brown Adipose Tissue
Brown Fat
Hibernating Gland
Previous Indexing
Adipose Tissue (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
2007; see BROWN FAT 1968-2006
History Note
2007 (1968)
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Adipose Tissue, Brown Preferred
Hibernating Gland Narrower
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