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subcutaneous tissue

subcutaneous tissue in Medicine

subcutaneous tissue n.
A layer of loose, irregular connective tissue immediately beneath the skin; it contains fat cells except in the auricles, eyelids, penis, and scrotum.

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  • While the most common situation is in the subcutaneous tissue, a cavernous angioma is sometimes met with in internal organs.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The incision should include the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

  • In anasarca the subcutaneous tissue is soft, and pits on pressure.

  • In the measle form the parasite may occur in any organ of the body, but is mostly found in the muscles and subcutaneous tissue.

  • It will be also found that, if the tumor is firmly grasped, it is not fixed, but can be lifted up from the subcutaneous tissue.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • The second feature of interest is the amount of hæmorrhage into the subcutaneous tissue.

  • The subcutaneous tissue, pericardium, mediastinum, and mesenterium contained considerable amounts of fat.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
  • The subcutaneous tissue of the neck showed dema and small hemorrhages.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
  • Depressed scars may be raised by the injection of paraffin into the subcutaneous tissue.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Round-cell infiltration and dilated blood vessels are found about the papillæ and in the subcutaneous tissue.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

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