Basic Histology -- White Fat, Low Magnification Next Home Back

It's normal to have patches of white fat in the parathyroids, right ventricle, lymph nodes, and pancreas. Americans treat cattle with hormones to get more fat into the muscle, for some reason.

You'll learn later how to distinguish this from diseases in which triglyceride accumulates in the business cells of organs (i.e., the heart cells in diphtheria, the liver cells in heavy drinkers.)

This is parathyroid gland.

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