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vegetation

 [vej″ĕ-ta´shun]
any plantlike fungoid neoplasm or growth; a luxuriant fungus-like growth of pathologic tissue.

veg·e·ta·tion

(vej'ĕ-tā'shŭn),
1. The process of growth in plants.
2. A condition of sluggishness, comparable with the inactivity of plant life.
3. A growth or excrescence of any sort.
4. Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.
[Mod. L. vegetatio, growth]

vegetation

(vĕj′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The plants of an area or a region; plant life: hills sparsely covered with vegetation.
2. The act or process of vegetating.
3. Medicine An abnormal growth on a body part.

veg′e·ta′tion·al adj.

vegetation

See Valve vegetations.

veg·e·ta·tion

(vej'ĕ-tā'shŭn)
1. The process of growth in plants.
2. A condition of sluggishness, comparable to the inactivity of plant life.
3. A growth or excrescence of any sort.
4. Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.
[Mod. L. vegetatio, growth]

vegetation

A fungus-like excrescence, especially that caused by abnormal blood clotting on heart valves and on the lining membranes of the heart chambers in infective ENDOCARDITIS.

Vegetation

An abnormal growth of tissue around a valve, composed of blood platelets, bacteria, and a protein involved in clotting.
Mentioned in: Endocarditis

Patient discussion about vegetation

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. It is a good idea to cut back on red-meat consumption, and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet, as these factors can lower the risk for developing colo-rectal cancer, whereas red meat has been found to be a risk factor in developing the disease. Other than that, fruit and vegetables are rich with fibers, that can ease constipation and help the digestive system.

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. eating more fruits and vegetables will bring a positive effect for your body health, but the most important source of protein is coming from meat, and there's no such valid evidence-based-data to show us that meat is no good for our body.

so, as long as you eat all those meat, fruit, vegetables, and even carbs in proper amount, you will probably get no harmful effect.
stay healthy always..

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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1984), One environmental factor that has been identified as being of considerable importance to avian species habitat occupancy is vegetation structure (MacArthur and MacArthur 1961, Hilden 1965, James 1971, Cody 1981, 1985).
Nevertheless we analyzed vegetation structure values as indicators of change and found that cover values did not differ between the livestock presence-absence scenarios.
This means that all vegetation structure and climatic variables included in the analysis are significantly related to the variation found in butterfly communities in terms of composition and structure.
Tukeys HSD test ([F.sub.4,30] = 2.69; P < 0.05) shows that vegetation structure and composition significantly differed across LULC types in different agroecological zone, particularly in the following variables, namely, sapling density, tree height, and shrub height (Table 4).
However, no apparent association existed between ecological site types (range sites) and the historic vegetation structure of Kerr WMA.
The method of variable area sampling was used to compare floristic diversity, composition, and vegetation structure (Stern 1998) between the intermittently grazed and ungrazed sites.
Variability in vegetation structure can increase the diversity of avian use because the number of micro edges and diversity of insects is greater compared to dense, uniform stands of grass (Volkert 1992).
carolinensis would allow a test of the hypothesis that the extent and asymmetry of interspecific interactions is a function of island size and vegetation structure. More generally, these experiments indicate that the distributional pattern of these species results from differences in adaptation to conditions on small islands: A.
This pattern might be due to high light intensity and temperature, which have significant effects on the forest vegetation structure and composition, as well as the richness and diversity of food resources.
We assumed vegetation structure and composition were constant across sampling years and sampled vegetation only in 2009.