fatty tissue

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Related to fatty tissue: lipoma
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Noun1.fatty tissue - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energyfatty tissue - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
flab - loose or flaccid body fat
atheroma - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
cellulite - lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
puppy fat - fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence
mons, mons pubis, mons veneris - a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
love handle, spare tire - excess fat around the waistline
References in classic literature ?
Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of fatty tissue.
The medical profession doesn't even recognise the term cellulite and says it's simply normal fatty tissue under the skin.
Now, a new study has shown that obese people have large amounts of the molecule CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue.
Study participants received injections of these genetically engineered copies of their own cells into midsection fatty tissue.
Fat-suppression techniques can be applied to MRI to suppress the strong signals from fatty tissue, which interfere with the signals from adjacent areas.
The surgeon cuts just above the lump and through the underlying layer of fatty tissue to reveal the glandular tissue.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists the University Hospital of Navarra have found that the ghrelin hormone not only increases appetite, but also favours the accumulation of lipids in visceral fatty tissue, located in the abdominal zone and considered to be the most harmful.
VI CAN'T comment on the procedure used to remove the fatty tissue from his back, but I can say lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) tumours that arise from fatty tissue just under the skin of the back, neck, arms and thighs.
It's found primarily in fatty tissue and to a lesser extent in the colon, white blood cells, the lining of blood vessels, and the retina.
There's no question that because the population is bigger their breasts are bigger as well, because it's all fatty tissue.
The technique involves a highly-technical roller- and-vacuum-suction double act designed to shift fatty tissue.
Because the currently available GnRH blockers are expensive and must be injected into the fatty tissue just below the skin, scientists are developing a GnRH blocker that men can take orally, Amory notes.