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rumination

 [roo″mĭ-na´shun]
1. in ruminants, the casting up of food out of the rumen and chewing of it a second time.
2. in humans, the regurgitation of food after almost every meal, part of it being vomited and the rest swallowed; this is sometimes seen in infants (rumination disorder of infancy) and in individuals with mental retardation.
3. persistent meditation on a subject, particularly thinking about and reviewing one's past.
rumination disorder an eating disorder seen in infants under one year of age; after a period of normal eating habits, the child begins excessive regurgitation and rechewing of food, which is then ejected from the mouth or reswallowed; if untreated, death from malnutrition may occur.

ru·mi·na·tion

(rū'mi-nā'shŭn),
1. The physiologic process in ruminant animals in which coarse, hastily eaten food is regurgitated from the rumen, thoroughly rechewed, reduced to finer particles, mixed with saliva, and reswallowed.
2. A disorder of infancy characterized by repeated regurgitation of food, with weight loss or failure to thrive, developing after a period of normal functioning.
3. Periodic reconsideration of the same subject.
[L. ruminatio, fr. rumino, to chew the cud, think over, fr. rumen, throat]

rumination

(ro͞o′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of thinking about something in a sustained fashion.
2. The act or process of chewing cud.

ru·mi·na·tion

(rū'mi-nā'shŭn)
1. The physiologic process in ruminant animals in which coarse, hastily eaten food is regurgitated from the rumen, thoroughly rechewed, reduced to finer particles, mixed with saliva, and reswallowed.
2. A disorder of infancy characterized by repeated regurgitation of food, with weight loss or failure to thrive, developing after a period of normal functioning.
3. Periodic reconsideration of the same subject.
[L. ruminatio, fr. rumino, to chew the cud, think over, fr. rumen, throat]

rumination

Voluntary regurgitation of food from the stomach which is then again chewed and swallowed. Rumination sometimes occurs in mentally disturbed people.

rumination

the chewing of partially digested food, retrieved from the RUMEN by reverse PERISTALSIS.
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where CRD(n/day); RT (s/d) - rumination time; TRC (s) - time per ruminated cud;ChS (s); ChRC(n) - chews per ruminated cud; TRCh(s); ChRC(n) - chews per ruminated cud;RChD (n day-1).
The association between negative psychological behaviours and rumination has been thoroughly studied internationally from a range of cultures.
Although a lot of evidence has been provided in studies to demonstrate the relationship between rumination and depression, and between regret and depression, further research is needed to clarify the trilateral relationship among rumination, regret, and depression.
Our hypotheses were as follows: (1) rumination would mediate the relationship between the qi stagnation constitution and depression in women.
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