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Adipose tissue

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noun, plural: adipose tissues

A connective tissue that contains adipocytes (fat cells). The tissue stores energy in the form of fat within the adipocytes. The tissue is also used for cushioning, thermal insulation of vital organs, lubrication (chiefly in the pericardium), and producing hormones (such as leptin).


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Obesity in humans depends on the amount of body fat, especially adipose tissue. There are two types of adipose tissues:

See also: connective tissue


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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... not question of skin only. 3) I told you about the H+ leakage in brown adipose tissue. But that tissue is made to produce heat. Other tissues prevent that from happening.

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:01 am
 
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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

There is the H+ leakage in mitochondria (brown adipose tissue). However, human body contains only small amount of ATP at a moment, although it burns like ...

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by JackBean
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:41 pm
 
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Beet Root Pigment

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by jinx25
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... insulator, as is air. It is just one of their inherent properties. Adipose tissue is fatty tissue. answer2:Adipose tissue is now recognised as a highly active metabolic ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am
 
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 am
 
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