panniculus adiposus


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panniculus

 [pah-nik´u-lus] (L.)
a layer of membrane.
panniculus adipo´sus the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium.
panniculus carno´sus a muscular layer in the superficial fascia, well developed in certain animals; represented in humans mainly by the platysma.

fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue

[TA]
superficial portion of the subcutaneous tissue of certain areas of the body (e.g., inferior portion of anterior abdominal wall) that is specialized for fat storage and thus often has an abundance of fat, especially in an overnourished person, compared with the deeper, fibrous portion of the subcutaneous tissue; in morbid obesity, this layer forms the core of a large, sagging apronlike fold.
See also: fatty layer of subcutaneous tissue of abdomen.
Synonym(s): panniculus adiposus [TA]

panniculus adiposus

The subcutaneous layer of fat; the fat cells in the superficial fascia.
See also: panniculus

panniculus

pl. panniculi [L.] a layer of membrane.

panniculus adiposus
the subcutaneous fat; a layer of fat underlying the corium, well developed in pigs and marine mammals.
panniculus carnosus
a muscular layer in the superficial fascia of most quadripedal mammals; it includes the cutaneous trunci.
panniculus muscle
see panniculus carnosus (above).
panniculus reflex
a quick twitch of the subcutaneous muscle along the back in response to a pinprick in the thoracolumbar area. Absence of the reflex is important in helping to localize the location of a lesion in the spinal cord.