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The development of adipose tissue

Handbook of Physiology, Adipose Tissue

  1. F. Wassermann

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp050110

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Wassermann, F. 2011. The development of adipose tissue. Comprehensive Physiology. 87–100.

Author Information

  1. Division of Biological and Medical Research, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Embryonic and Postembryonic Histogenesis of Adipose Tissue
    • 1.1
      Occurrence and Appearance of the Primitive Organs of the White Adipose Tissue
    • 1.2
      Storage of Fat in the Primitive Organs
    • 1.3
      Histogenesis of the Primitive Organs and Their Reticuloendothelial Nature
    • 1.4
      Blood Cell Formation in Primitive Organs
    • 1.5
      Persistence of the Fat Organ After Loss of the Fat
    • 1.6
      Development of the Brown Adipose Tissue
  • 2
    Growth and Spreading of Adipose Tissue