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fat-pad

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

fat body

  1. (in amphibians and lizards) a structure in the form of finger-like growths immediately in front of the gonads. The fat body stores fat as ADIPOSE TISSUE and is largest just before hibernation. It is of special importance in males where little or no food is taken in the breeding season, after which it is greatly reduced in size.
  2. (in insects) a loose network of tissue in spaces between organs and around the gut, storing fat, proteins, glycogen and uric acid. It is found especially in juvenile insects before METAMORPHOSIS.
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(x) (5) Fat-positive films such as Secret Society (UK/Germany, 2000), Real Women Have Curves (USA, 2002), Die Friseuse (Germany, 2010), and the documentary Embrace (Australia, 2016) attempt to alter our pejorative perception of fat bodies in Western cultures, including in German society.
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Although the heterogeneity of BMI classifications in our sample may be seen as a limitation, we believe that it was important to allow the investigation of "fat bodies", as both overweight and obese women are considered fat by the current social norms.
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Few studies have dealt with the action of these types of molecule on chronic wounds in in vivo models; the role of fat bodies and the haemolymph remains unknown regarding the physiopathology of the processes involved in wound-healing stages using experimentation animal models, highlighting the clinical relevance and reproducibility of the findings.
Transcription of antimicrobial peptides within the fat bodies and other tissues is rapidly upregulated upon microbial detection by host PRRs, leading to activation of the signal transduction pathways, toll (fungi and gram-positive bacteria), or imd (gramnegative bacteria; Broderick et al.
In the discourse regarding fat bodies and the construction of "obesity" and "overweight" signifiers, Deborah Lupton suggests that the increased focus on children's bodies in relation to their size functions as an attempt to "regulate and manage" (42) children generally.
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Fat activism "means equal access to medical care, an end to economic and social discrimination, and an end to dangerous and dehumanizing state and public discourses around fat bodies," says Bias.