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Muscular dystrophy. Confocal light micrograph images of a section through muscle tissue affected by muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder typified by muscle wasting and loss of function. The tissues in the sample include: muscle fibres (purple), mesenchymal tissue (green and yellow), and fat (adipose) tissue (black). This tissue is showing adipose metaplasia, where muscle is being replaced by fat. This is a characteristic symptom of muscular dystrophy.
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