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Search Results for: adipose tissue

Brown adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: brown adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals that is brownish as opposed to... Read More

Adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: adipose tissues A special connective tissue made up mainly of adipocytes that synthesize and store... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Connective tissue

Definition noun, plural: connective tissues The animal tissue that chiefly originates from the embryonic mesoderm, and... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Adipocyte

Definition noun, plural: adipocytes A specialized connective tissue cell that stores fat (lipid); the predominant cell in... Read More

Elastic tissue

Definition noun, plural: elastic tissues A connective tissue composed of elastic fibers produced by fibroblasts and can... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Animal cell

An animal cell is the fundamental functional unit of life of animals. It is also the basic unit of reproduction. Animal... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Langerhans cell

Definition noun, plural: Langerhans cells An antigen-presenting (dendritic) cell characterized by the presence of Birbeck... Read More

Macrophage

Definition noun, plural: macrophages A leukocyte whose main function is to eliminate cellular debris and foreign particles... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More

Lipolysis

Definition noun The process of breaking down of lipids (fats) into fatty acids and glycerol Supplement Lipolysis is the... Read More

Lipotropin

Definition noun, plural: lipotropins A polypeptide hormone of the anterior pituitary gland, presumably acts by promoting fat... Read More

Stearic acid – the unique saturated fatty acid in Clarias batrachus, an Indian lean fish

Subroto Ghosh Ph.D.* *Fishery & Aquaculture Unit, Department of Zoology, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati 743165... Read More

Protein Activity and Cellular Metabolism

Protein Binding Sites The ability of various molecules and ions to bind to specific sites on the protein surface forms the... Read More

Chylomicron

Definition noun, plural: chylomicrons Any of the lipoprotein particles found in blood and lymph that is associated with the... Read More

Adrenaline

A catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Fat-pad

Fat-pad An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue. Synonym: corpus... Read More

Triglyceride

Definition noun, plural: triglycerides An energy-rich compound made up of a single molecule of glycerol and three molecules... Read More

Estradiol

Definition noun, plural: estradiol An estrogenic hormone with a chemical formula of C18H24O2; a potent estrogen; a major... Read More

Corpus adiposum

Corpus adiposum --> fat-pad An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue. Synonym: corpus... Read More

Animal Growth Hormones

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. As mentioned in the previous tutorial, hormones are produced in... Read More