adipose tissue

noun

Definition of adipose tissue 

: connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat

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The physician makes a number of passes with the instrument and creates a number of pencil-sized tunnels through the adipose tissue. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Treatments to sculpt your body: Is Liposuction or CoolSculpting® an option?," 12 June 2018 Fat is made of adipose tissue while muscles are composed of different types of protein. Philly.com, "3 common fitness 'tips' to ignore," 17 Apr. 2018 And, how potential alterations in adipose tissue lipolysis affected substrate (FFA and glucose) utilization patterns and endurance running performance. NOLA.com, "Optimum Performance: What you eat before training and competition matters," 13 Apr. 2018 Some gets stored in the liver as a reserve tank, and any excess is stored as fat, both in the liver and in adipose tissue around your body. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Are Carbs Bad for You? What Eating Carbs Actually Does to Your Body," 6 Jan. 2018 This produced inflammation in the adipose tissue, which in turn led to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Insulin resistance cause found, reversed in animal study," 21 Sep. 2017

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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adipose tissue

noun

Medical Definition of adipose tissue 

: connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat

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