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Morphology of adipose tissue: a microscopic anatomy of fat

Handbook of Physiology, Adipose Tissue

  1. H. Sheldon

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp050113

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sheldon, H. 2011. Morphology of adipose tissue: a microscopic anatomy of fat. Comprehensive Physiology. 125–139.

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Light Microscopic Observations
    • 1.1
      Adipose Cells and Mast Cells in Normal Adipose Tissue
    • 1.2
      Developing Adipose Tissue in Normal Animals and in Genetically Determined Obesity
    • 1.3
      Experimentally Induced Obesity
  • 2
    Electron Microscope Observations
    • 2.1
      Cells From Normal, Diabetic and Fasted Animals
    • 2.2
      Cells From Fasted and Refed Animals
    • 2.3
      Observations on Homogenates
    • 2.4
      Autoradiography
  • 3
    Summary