fatty tissue

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Synonyms for fatty tissue

a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy

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MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system by destroying myelin, the protective fatty tissue covering nerve fibers.
Jack was born with a penny-size mass of fatty tissue on his buttocks.
Sectioning of the specimen revealed homogeneous, glistening, pale pink-white tissue with a rim of fatty tissue in places.
Lipophilic chemicals are partitioned into fatty tissue and can be stored there for long periods of time due to low blood flow in these tissues and limited tissue mass turnover.
Once ovarian cancer cells reach the omentum, they quickly develop the tools to devour the sustenance provided by this fatty tissue, reprogramming their metabolism to thrive on lipids acquired from fat cells.
MS destroys myelin, the fatty tissue which surrounds nerves.
A postmortem revealed Janet was killed by severe damage to the liver by a build-up of fatty tissue, a condition which affects just one in 15,000 women.
Electrocautery was used to control bleeding from the small vessels in the fatty tissue of the pterygopalatine fossa.
In this form of apnea, a person's breathing halts for at least 10 seconds at a time during sleep, typically when relaxed muscle or fatty tissue in the throat covers the windpipe.
It involves harvesting fatty tissue from each patient through liposuction.
Louis and his colleagues designed a study in which surgeons removed roughly 10 kilograms of fatty tissue from each of 15 very obese women.
Prof Tim Key of Cancer Research said: "The effects on breast and womb cancer are almost certainly due to the increased production of the hormone oestrogen in the fatty tissue.
Boobs are mostly fatty tissue and don't have muscles, which means exercise won't make then larger.
The development of traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty two decades ago provided plastic surgeons with a technique to remove fatty tissue through surgical access incisions.
In the study, the researchers changed the sequence of events for transgenically engineered mice by inducing inflammation via the enzyme IKKbeta in their fatty tissue before they were obese.