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Fats MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fats
Tree Number(s)
D10.212
Unique ID
D005223
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005223
Annotation
differentiate from LIPIDS; DIETARY FATS and BODY FAT see ADIPOSE TISSUE are also available
Scope Note
The glyceryl esters of a fatty acid, or of a mixture of fatty acids. They are generally odorless, colorless, and tasteless if pure, but they may be flavored according to origin. Fats are insoluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents. They occur in animal and vegetable tissue and are generally obtained by boiling or by extraction under pressure. They are important in the diet (DIETARY FATS) as a source of energy. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Registry Number
0
Public MeSH Note
/metabolism was FAT METABOLISM see under LIPID METABOLISM 1963-65
History Note
/metabolism was FAT METABOLISM see under LIPID METABOLISM 1963-65
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Fats Preferred
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