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Brown Adipose Histology

  • The two forms of adipose are white and brown adipose tissue.
  • Brown adipose - is found in newborns (2 - 5 % of the body weight) and can be used to dissipate stored energy as heat (thermogenesis).
  • White adipose - main form in adults.


Links: Adipose Tissue Development | Endocrine - Other Tissues




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current20:22, 5 October 2009Thumbnail for version as of 20:22, 5 October 2009400 × 500 (64 KB)S8600021 (talk | contribs)Brown adipose histology The two forms of adipose are white and brown adipose tissue. Brown adipose is found in newborns (2 - 5 % of the body weight) and can be used to dissipate stored energy as heat (thermogenesis), while adults have mainly white adipos