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overgrowth

Etymology: AS, ofer + ME, growen
an excessive growth, usually referring to organ or tissue development. Also called hypertrophy.

overgrowth

1. Excessive growth. Synonym: hyperplasia; hypertrophy
2. In bacteriology, the growth of one type of microorganism on a culture plate so that it covers and obscures the growth of other types.
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To keep foot-rot and hoof overgrowth at bay, farmers should regularly inspect the hooves of their goats and trim those that show overgrowth.
Brooks and Lehman believed that neurofibromatosis of periosteal nerves is the main cause of rapid localized overgrowth.
The presence or absence of sarcomatous overgrowth is an important prognostic factor and should be assessed in all tumors.
It has also been proposed that susceptibility or resistance to pharmacologically induced gingival overgrowth may be governed by the existence of differential proportions of fibroblast subsets in each individual which exhibit a fibrogenic response to these medications.
Finally, continuous fermentation of host nutrition by repeated exposure to daily meals perpetuates bacterial overgrowth and IBS symptoms, creating a vicious cycle (Figure 2).
Interestingly, however, high gestational weight gain has not been related to an increased risk of fetal overgrowth or macrosomia in many Continued on following page obese women.
Radiographic diagnosis is based on the overgrowth of these fibroadipose and osseous tissue elements, with inherently normal muscularity, ligaments, and tendons.
Ingestion of acidophilus bacteria can reduce yeast overgrowth and aids the synthesis of the B-vitamins niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin and folic acid.
Gingival overgrowth (GO) is very often associated with the use of cyclosporine A (CsA) [1].
Gingival overgrowth is an undesirable and well recognized side-effect of oral, intramuscular, or intravenous use of various drugs, including phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproate, nifedipine, verapamil and cyclosporine (Beveridge et al.
1) Gingival overgrowth may decrease the efficacy of plaque control since enlarged gingival tissue often results in a periodontal pocket coronal to the cemento-enamel junction.
This emerging avian disease, which has been termed avian keratin disorder, results in gross overgrowth of the rhamphotheca, the outer, keratinized layer of the beak.