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vegetation

 [vej″ĕ-ta´shun]
any plantlike fungoid neoplasm or growth; a luxuriant fungus-like growth of pathologic tissue.

veg·e·ta·tion

(vej'ĕ-tā'shŭn),
1. The process of growth in plants.
2. A condition of sluggishness, comparable with the inactivity of plant life.
3. A growth or excrescence of any sort.
4. Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.
[Mod. L. vegetatio, growth]

vegetation

/veg·e·ta·tion/ (vej″ĕ-ta´shun) any plantlike fungoid neoplasm or growth; a luxuriant fungus-like growth of pathologic tissue.
marantic vegetations  small, sterile, verrucous, fibrinous excrescences occurring in the left-side heart valves in nonbacterial thrombotic (marantic) endocarditis.

vegetation

(vĕj′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The plants of an area or a region; plant life: hills sparsely covered with vegetation.
2. The act or process of vegetating.
3. Medicine An abnormal growth on a body part.

veg′e·ta′tion·al adj.

vegetation

[vej′ətā′shən]
an abnormal growth of tissue around a valve, composed of fibrin, platelets, and bacteria.

vegetation

See Valve vegetations.

veg·e·ta·tion

(vej'ĕ-tā'shŭn)
1. The process of growth in plants.
2. A condition of sluggishness, comparable to the inactivity of plant life.
3. A growth or excrescence of any sort.
4. Specifically, a clot, composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes microorganisms, adherent to a diseased heart orifice or valve, and often initiated by infection of the structures involved.
[Mod. L. vegetatio, growth]

vegetation

A fungus-like excrescence, especially that caused by abnormal blood clotting on heart valves and on the lining membranes of the heart chambers in infective ENDOCARDITIS.

Vegetation

An abnormal growth of tissue around a valve, composed of blood platelets, bacteria, and a protein involved in clotting.
Mentioned in: Endocarditis

vegetation

clot, formed of blood, platelets, fibrin and (sometimes) bacteria, adherent to a diseased heart valve, contributing emboli to the circulation

vegetation

1. any plant-like fungoid neoplasm or growth; a luxuriant fungus-like growth of pathological tissue.
2. plant growth.

Patient discussion about vegetation

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. It is a good idea to cut back on red-meat consumption, and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet, as these factors can lower the risk for developing colo-rectal cancer, whereas red meat has been found to be a risk factor in developing the disease. Other than that, fruit and vegetables are rich with fibers, that can ease constipation and help the digestive system.

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. eating more fruits and vegetables will bring a positive effect for your body health, but the most important source of protein is coming from meat, and there's no such valid evidence-based-data to show us that meat is no good for our body.

so, as long as you eat all those meat, fruit, vegetables, and even carbs in proper amount, you will probably get no harmful effect.
stay healthy always..

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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