adipose degeneration


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fat·ty de·gen·er·a·tion

abnormal formation of microscopically visible droplets of fat in the cytoplasm of cells, as a result of injury.
Synonym(s): adipose degeneration, steatosis (2)

adipose degeneration

steatosis

A pattern of reversible cell injury resulting from hypoxia, toxic or metabolic insults, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and protein malnutrition, which consists of an accumulation of droplets of triglcerides/neutral fat in various solid organs—classically, the liver—and most common in alcoholics in whom the changes regress with abstention from alcohol. Fatty changes may also occur in other organs (e.g., heart, muscle, kidney).

fat·ty de·gen·er·a·tion

(fat'ē dĕ-jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Abnormal formation of microscopically visible droplets of fat in the cytoplasm of cells, as a result of injury.
Synonym(s): adipose degeneration, steatosis (2) .