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Plate 3.39: Brown Fat

Mediastinum

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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BROWN FAT
Mediastinum

Plate 3.39: Brown Fat

Rhesus monkey, Helly's fluid, H. & E., A. 162 x; B. 612 x.

Brown fat is an uncommon variety of human fat found in the upper back (interscapular region) of the body. Unlike the more common white fat, brown fat cells contain a number of small lipid droplets, hence the name multilocular fat. White fat cells, in contrast, contain a single lipid droplet (see Plate 40).

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