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(fat'pad), [TA]
An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue.
Synonym(s): corpus adiposum [TA], fat body

fat pad

a mass of closely packed fat cells surrounded by fibrous tissue septa. Fat pads may be generously supplied with capillaries and nerve endings. Intraarticular fat pads are also covered by a layer of synovial cells. An example is the buccal pad of fat seen in nursing babies.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye

fat pad

1. Sucking pad.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye
2. A layer of adipose tissue (usually capsulated) that protects structures from direct impact. Fat pads are found in various locations in the body: beneath the patellar tendon; under the calcaneus; or behind the elbow. See: illustration
See also: pad


a cushion-like mass of soft material which may be (1) anatomical; (2) surgical.

abdominal pad
a pad for the absorption of discharges from abdominal wounds, or for packing off abdominal viscera to improve exposure during surgery.
communal pad
metacarpal pad.
fat pad
a pad of fat lying within a joint, covered with synovial membrane and thought to assist in the spreading of synovial lubricant, e.g. infrapatellar fat pad of stifle joint.
foot p's
see footpad.
Mikulicz's pad
a pad made of folded gauze, for packing off viscera in surgical procedures.
pressure pad
in surgery, gauze sponges used to apply pressure in the control of minor hemorrhage.
stripped pad
avulsion of the pad with exposure of the dermis. A common injury in Greyhounds which have raced on asphalt or been over-exercised on a walking machine with a rough belt.
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Hoffa disease:chronic impingement of the infrapatellar fat pad.
Total serum lipids or percent lipids in mammary fat pads were measured by enzymatic methods to calculate lipid-adjusted concentrations (nanograms per gram lipid) (Bernert et al.
Deep to the SCM the fat pad described by Mattson (2004) is 2-3cm thick, rich with small nerves and vessels.
In situations where patients just require the removal of the fat pad," added Dr.
This may be a result of the reduction of the average diameter of aclipocytes and rearrangement in cell-size distribution in the fat pad.
to evaluate the effect of TCDD, DMBA, and diet on phenotypes (body weight, percent body fat, fasting blood glucose, branch elongation, fat pad length, number of terminal end buds, size of terminal end buds, and fold change) (Livak and Schmittgen 2001) of Cyp1a1, Cyp1a2, Cyp1b1, Areg, Ereg, Egf, Rac1, Tgfb, Bax, Ccnd1, Mki67, Igf1, Fgf2, Ahr, Egfr, and Esr1 levels.
In rare cases, these tumors develop in other head and neck mucosal sites, such as the buccal fat pad.
The weights of the whole carcass, breast meat, thighs, wings, liver, heart, empty gizzard, intestines, and abdominal fat pad were recorded individually.
It was a cystic structure, filled with clear yellow fluid and attached to the right side of the pericardium with a generous fat pad.
The fat pad of the heart is variable in patients, and the extent does not always correlate with obesity.
Over the years, the cushion of fat tucked cozily under each eye, called the orbital fat pad, protrudes as the muscle that holds it in place weakens.
The ischiorectal fat pad also allows for dilation of the vagina during parturition when the foetal head virtually eliminates the space.