fatty tissue


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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
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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. I have no doubt you have heard of these things?"
Scientists extracted fatty tissue from the patient and processed them to form diverse personalised bio-inks to 3D print the heart, complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers.
The new technology from Tel Aviv University makes it possible to engineer any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy, the researchers say.
The researchers extract a small fatty tissue biopsy from the patient and then separate it into cellular and a-cellular materials.
Dense breast tissue means a woman has more glandular tissue compared to fatty tissue. On a mammogram, glandular tissue appears white, while fatty tissue appears gray.
Male breasts have both glandular and fatty tissue (like female breasts) and both these tissues can enlarge with the correct stimulus.
The reason behind why our bodies store fatty tissue in the first place is quite straightforward and even intuitive, given the nature of human evolution, explains Dr.
The sudden increase of estrogen causes a hormonal imbalance for men, many of whom will develop fatty tissue around the breast area.
The levels of collagen, elastin and fatty tissue, which are important for making skin appear plump and youthful, begin to diminish in the deeper layers of the skin.
I work in the beauty industry and had heard about FAMI (Facial Autologous Muscular Injection), where stem cells from fatty tissue are injected into your face to help create volume.
The sleep disorder and a build-up of fatty tissue in her arteries were among the issues recorded as factors.