fatty degeneration

fatty degeneration n a process of tissue degeneration marked by the deposition of fat globules in the cells called also steatosis

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deterioration in the health of a tissue due to the deposition of abnormally large amounts of fat in its cells. The accumulation of fat in the liver and heart may seriously impair their functioning. The deposition of fat may be linked with incorrect diet, excessive alcohol consumption, or a shortage of oxygen in the tissues caused by poor circulation or a deficiency of haemoglobin.

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deposit of fat globules in a tissue; an older term for a concept now included in fatty change.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fatty degeneration — n. Pathology the abnormal occurrence of fat particles in tissue …   English World dictionary

  • fatty degeneration — noun 1. : a process of tissue degeneration marked by the deposition of fat globules in the cells 2. : moral or artistic degeneration especially as a result of sloth or complacency, overindulgence, or luxury * * * Pathol. deterioration of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatty degeneration — Pathol. deterioration of the cells of the body, accompanied by the formation of fat globules within the diseased cells. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • fatty degeneration — deterioration in the health of a tissue due to the deposition of abnormally large amounts of fat in its cells. The accumulation of fat in the liver and heart may seriously impair their functioning. The deposition of fat may be linked with… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fatty degeneration — /fæti dədʒɛnəˈreɪʃən/ (say fatee duhjenuh rayshuhn) noun deterioration of the cells of the body accompanied by the formation of fat globules within the diseased cells …   Australian English dictionary

  • fatty degeneration — Abnormality in the appearance of particles of fat in tissues; not a bodily infirmity as a matter of law. Modern Woodmen Acci. Asso. v Shryock, 54 Neb 250, 74 NW 607 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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