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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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As many as 16 hour load shedding was carried out on 58 feeders with 50% losses, which has been reduced to 14 hours.
Pesco has scheduled load shedding programme keeping illegal use of electricity and payment of electricity bills.
Remember, a chemical process dissolves a special type of tissue between a buck's pedicle and his antlers that results in the normal shedding process.
Because such silent transmission "is what drives the epidemic," he says, inhibiting shedding could prove valuable.
Viral Shedding and Transmission by Persons with Symptoms
The bands won't cause premature shedding or pedicle injuries.
Tired of brushing dog hair off her clothes, animal rights advocate Barbara Allen worked on an old family recipe of herbs, vitamins and minerals to create Shed-Stop, a patented liquid dietary supplement that dramatically reduces year-round shedding by dogs, cats and ferrets but doesn't interfere with normal spring shedding.
Excessive shedding is the number one pet care complaint of pet owners.
ISLAMABAD -- Power crises persists in the country amid the reports that 14 to 18 hour load shedding is being observed all over the country adding to the miseries of people.
Steady winds are simply inadequate for the envelope shedding needed to form a Wolf-Rayet star" Smith and Owocki note in the July 1 Astrophysical Journal Letters.