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fragmentation

 [frag″men-ta´shun]
division into small pieces.

frag·men·ta·tion

(frag'men-tā'shŭn),
The breaking of an entity into smaller parts.
Synonym(s): spallation (1)

fragmentation

Sleep disorders The interruption of any stage of sleep due to appearance of another stage or waking, leading to disrupted NREMS-REMS cycles; SF usually refers to an interruption of REMS by movement arousals or stage 2 activity; SF connotes repetitive interruptions of sleep by arousals and awakenings

frag·men·ta·tion

(frag'men-tā'shŭn)
The breaking of an entity into smaller parts.
Synonym(s): spallation (1) .

fragmentation

a type of ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION found in some lower plants (such as Spirogyra or CYANOBACTERIA) where there is separation of the threadlike FILAMENTS (2), each segment of which is capable of growing into a mature organism. Fragmentation is caused by such mechanical forces as wind, wave action, rain, etc.

Patient discussion about fragmentation

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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