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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.
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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.
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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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Recent wave of heat and increase in load shedding has become a significant problem and affected routine life of people, who look towards the authorities to resolve the ongoing electricity crises.
Meanwhile, the resident of Charsadda road Peshawar called the office and expressed grave concerned about the un-called load shedding in the Sehri and Aftar.
Cats who don't get adequate animal protein in their diet may experience unusual shedding. Excessive fat in the diet can also cause shedding, but--to confuse things--omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids are important for healthy skin and coat.
Viral Shedding and Transmission by Infected Persons without Symptoms
Documents revealed that zero load shedding being only carried out in the areas of MNAs of ruling party.
In a press statement here today, the Spokesman said the company is carrying out only scheduled load shedding in the province.
The unscheduled load shedding of many hours has made our lives miserable said Waqar, a villager.
This, in turn, prevents the current from shedding a warm-core eddy, says Zavala-Hidalgo.
These results suggest that the rate of symptom-free STEC O157:H7 shedding may be associated with age rather than organism-related factors.
Officials of the Ministry of Power Division said that the services of two Chief Engineers and numbers of officers of Discos have been suspended on violation of load shedding. Those involved in hatching conspiracy would be unveiled.
PESHAWAR -- Like other parts of the country, Pesco has announced load shedding schedule for the Month of April 2014 in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.
The load shedding has been reduced to eight hour on these feeders, it said.