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environment

 [en-vi´ron-ment]
the aggregate of surrounding conditions or influences on an individual.

en·vi·ron·ment

(en-vī'rŏn-ment),
The milieu; the aggregate of all of the external conditions and influences affecting the life and development of an organism. It can be divided into physical, biologic, social, cultural; any or all of which can influence the health status of the population.
[Fr. environ, around]

environment

/en·vi·ron·ment/ (en-vi´ron-ment) the sum total of all the conditions and elements that make up the surroundings and influence the development of an individual.environmen´tal

environment

(ĕn-vī′rən-mənt, -vī′ərn-)
n.
a. The totality of the natural world, often excluding humans: "Technology, of course, lies at the heart of man's relationship with the environment" (Mark Hertsgaard).
b. A subset of the natural world; an ecosystem: the coastal environment.
c. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, behavior, and survival of organisms: "Conditions in a lion's environment ... can drive it to hunt people" (Philip Caputo).
d. The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual person or community.

environment

Etymology: Gk, en, in; L, viron, circle
all of the many factors, both physical and psychological, that influence or affect the life and survival of a person. See also biome, climate. environmental, adj.

en·vi·ron·ment

(en-vī'rŏn-mĕnt)
The milieu; the aggregate of all of the external conditions and influences affecting the life and development of an organism.
[Fr. environ, around]

environment

the surroundings of any organism, including the MEDIUM, SUBSTRATE, climatic conditions, other organisms (see BIOTIC FACTORS), light and pH.

en·vi·ron·ment

(en-vī'rŏn-mĕnt)
The milieu; aggregate of all external conditions and influences affecting life and development of an organism.
[Fr. environ, around]

environment (envī´rənment, en-vī´urnment),

n the aggregate of all the external conditions and influences affecting the life and development of an organism.
environment, extracellular,
n the external, or interstitial, environment provided and maintained for the tissue cells.
environment, oral,
n all oral conditions present and their influences.

environment

the sum total of all the conditions and elements that make up the surroundings and influence the development of an animal. The environment of animals is often assumed to comprise only physical, chemical and biological factors but society is gradually coming to appreciate that there is also an emotional and psychological side to the life of all animals.

Patient discussion about environment

Q. what environment is recommended for one who has Asthma?

A. dry and clean. as less pollens, dust, pollution - the better is for the asthmatic. any allergen in the environment would cause attacks. (as long as he is allergic..)

Q. i feel huge tension when i am in close narrow environment , is it a phobia?

A. Yes, it may be considered a phobia, or more specifically situational type phobia. However, the important thing is whether is this fear reasonable? Do you think it's out of proportion? Phobia is a fear that one perceive as irrational and out of proportion and yet one feels and is affected adversely by it. If this fear is appropriate (e.g. fear of falling in mountain climbing) it's not a phobia.

You may read more about it http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/phobias.html

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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I often thought about you, you know, and the remarkable circumstances of your environment.
They had been selected blindly by nature, in a cruel and ignoble environment, where the prize of living was to be gained, in the main, by the cunning of cowardice, and, on occasion, by desperateness of defence when in a corner.
He merely equipped himself with knowledge of his environment without any awareness of provision or without bothering about the future.
Springing from a long line of American descent, she was one of those wonderful working-class blooms which occasionally appear, defying all precedent of forebears and environment, apparently without cause or explanation.
I know, indeed, that one's environment may be so affected by one's personality as to yield, long afterward, an image of one's self to the eyes of another.
I did it because the way led to it, because I was only a human boy, a creature of my environment, and neither an anaemic nor a god.
I was wont to deny that heredity and environment could explain his own originality and genius, any more than could the cold groping finger of science catch and analyze and classify that elusive essence that lurked in the constitution of life itself.
What happened to me next on the sealing-schooner Ghost, as I strove to fit into my new environment, are matters of humiliation and pain.
At home I should undoubtedly have given vent to my anguish; but this new and elemental environment seemed to call for a savage repression.
Nietzsche, recognising this same truth, would ascribe practically all the importance to the "highest functionaries in the organism, in which the life-will appears as an active and formative principle," and except in certain cases (where passive organisms alone are concerned) would not give such a prominent place to the influence of environment.
with that integral experience of things in the environment, out of which sensation is extracted by psychological analysis.
Everything with them is 'the influence of environment,' and nothing else.

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