Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition


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Adipocytes are a component of which type of tissue?

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1. White adipocytes are predominately made up of _____.

2. Brown adipose is brown in color because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the types of adipose tissue, where this tissue is found and factors determining its distribution in the body.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of adipocytes
  • What white adipocytes are made up of
  • Why brown adipose appears brown
  • Where adipose tissue is normally located
  • What indicates fat deposition

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what adipose tissue is and why it is important
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fat in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding factors determining fat distribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fat as an energy source

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Adipose Tissue: Function, Location & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe adipose tissue
  • Discuss two types of adipose tissue
  • Identify where this type of tissue is normally found in the body
  • Provide information about fat and body types