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[ME. sheden, shed]
1. A colloquial term for the loss of deciduous teeth.
2. Casting off of the surface layer of the epidermis.
3. The release of bacteria or viruses from a body surface.

vi·ral shed·ding

(vīrăl sheding)
Presence of virus in body secretions, in excretions, or in body surface lesions with potential for disease transmission and infection.
Synonym(s): virus shedding.



1. exfoliation of entire skin, called also ecdysis, exuviate.
2. falling out of haircoat.
3. putting animals into a shed.
4. excretion of an infectious agent from the body of an infected host.

shedding agent
an agent, e.g. a wild animal, shedding an infectious agent.

Patient discussion about shedding

Q. a good way or a method to shed off some pounds? Hello all, im a college student struggling with 15 to 20 extra pounds, I'm trying to shade it off, any one may say, run exercise, since I'm a soccer player it would only be obvious that i would be fit. My problem is that I hav a fracture knee and a previous dislocated right knee. Due to this i cant really excersice, so im asking for anyone out there,

A. I liked Schkinny answer. I find that eating chicken is a filling and a healthy meal. I suggest fresh vegetables instead of frozen. It's more natural and has a much higher nutritious value.

Q. Shall I allow her to continue as she feels good as she is trying to shed some pounds too? My wife is pregnant and in second trimester. She is 26. Before the start of pregnancy she was weighing 132 pounds. Now she weighs 150 pounds. She feels her to be overweight and want to exercise. She feels good with her pounding weight when she does some long walking. This too makes her tired for the next day`s work. Though I have suggested to stop long walking she still continues with it. She says that her friends were also benefitted with walking and had healthy baby. Shall I allow her to continue as she feels good as she is trying to shed some pounds too?

A. I am not sure how they trigger the manic episodes as I have not gone through any research indicating any clear reasons to me. But I am sure on the lines of personal experiences with my bipolar daughter that they do trigger her episodes. Especially when she is short of sleep her manic episodes starts. Medicines help her keep calm and to get good sleep. I feel that your son didn’t get the required amount of sleep due to his vacations or would have stressed himself on a high scale. His medicines were also not benefitting him…may be he could have missed on his medicines. Just take care of him and help him avoid all triggers.

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Government has relieved few thousand feeders while remaining parts of the country are still facing menace of load shedding,' sources added.
He said that due to prolonged load shedding area people were deprived from water for ablution and compel women and children to bring water on their heads from far flung area.
They have strongly criticized Govt saying it came to power on the promise of doing away with load shedding but their miseries are on the increase instead of providing relief.
Cats who don't get adequate animal protein in their diet may experience unusual shedding.
Some breeds do have a different hair cycle than other breeds, so shedding may not be as obvious, but it still does occur.
Viral Shedding and Transmission by Infected Persons without Symptoms
The recommendations are based on limited information, including virologic data from seasonal epidemics and volunteer studies rather than pandemics, in which shedding and transmission may be more intense and prolonged because of lack of population immunity.
In a press statement here today, the Spokesman said the company is carrying out only scheduled load shedding in the province.
The researchers' model also showed that when winds aren't taken into consideration, eddies already swirling in the Gulf tend to extend the duration between eddy sheddings by several months, so intervals then range from 9 to 15 months.
These results suggest that the rate of symptom-free STEC O157:H7 shedding may be associated with age rather than organism-related factors.
As many as 16 hour load shedding was carried out on 58 feeders with 50% losses, which has been reduced to 14 hours.
Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), earlier made tall claims that minimum load shedding would be observed in Punjab as PEPCO has made solid steps to overcome the power shortfall.