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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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The authors believe that more studies with experimental models that mimic accurately an oral environment should be useful to analyse the effect of paediatric liquid oral medicines on the subsurface enamel hardness.
However, such studies are unable to thoroughly simulate the oral environment, especially with respect to salivary flow, buffering capacity, and pellicle, all of which play important roles in the erosion process [Sonju Clasen et al.
Millard's colleagues and former students highlight his emphasis on how uses of writing in the ancient Near East and in relation to the Bible in 15 essays on literacy in an oral environment, law in Aramaic epigraphy, mis-spellings in cuneiform alphabetic texts from Ugarit, ambiguity and delusion in Israelite prophecy, whether 4Q341 is an exercise for spelling and for spells, the origins of the inscribed Greek stela, the role of accident in the knowledge of the ancient Near East, and other topics.
Since radiation-induced xerostomia is a primary causative factor in dental caries and ultimately ORN, maintenance of a moist oral environment is crucial to the prevention of ORN.
The super-soft mouthpiece used with the device makes for a more comfortable experience for the patient, and allows dental professionals to work more efficiently with greater control over the oral environment.
The challenge of managing dental fear and pain while attempting to accomplish the goal of creating a healthy oral environment in not unique to current-day dental hygienists.
The goal is to educate consumers about the importance of oral health and how a balanced oral environment is essential for healthy teeth and gums, and overall wellness.
These risk factors underscore the importance of an inspection of the oral environment before and during treatment that has a potentially toxic effect on the mucosa, as prior assessment allows differentiating oral mucositis from other pre-existing lesions as well as the elimination of potential sources of infection and sites of chronic irritation [Stevenson-Moore, 1990; Pajari et al.
Bleeding on probing may be present with or without disease activity and the absence of bleeding upon probing does not necessarily indicate an inflammation-free site or a healthy oral environment.
If everything in the home care regimen seems correct, the next move is most likely to assess the patient's diet and oral environment for erosive factors, such as a high sugar or acid diet, the chronic use of lozenges, or acidic saliva.