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vegetation

 [vej″ĕ-ta´shun]
any plantlike fungoid neoplasm or growth; a luxuriant fungus-like growth of pathologic tissue.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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vegetation

See Valve vegetations.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Vegetation

An abnormal growth of tissue around a valve, composed of blood platelets, bacteria, and a protein involved in clotting.
Mentioned in: Endocarditis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Moreover, its location, climate and geological formations (Anonymous 2000a) give the country distinctive ecological features of regional and global significance.Thirteen vegetation types within four biogeographical regions are recognized in Jordan (Long 1957; Al-Eisawi 1985).
Prolonged heavy rainfall and lower than usual temperatures are fertile ground for the growth and spread of wild vegetation which come the dry season will turn into biomass easy to burn, making it easier for fires to spread.
Herein, we determined if vegetation near prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) nests differed from that of randomly sampled areas in the same habitat and if vegetation at nest locations and in habitat containing nests predicted female survival, offspring production, and pup survival.
Olanrewaju said that states to benefit from the vegetation management exercise include Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara, parts of Niger, Ekiti and Kogi States.
'The finding of reduced mortality suggests that vegetation may be important to health in a broad range of ways."
In Riverside, only one out of 73 roads would qualify as being relatively green, with the majority of roads having no vegetation (less than 1%).
But some streets where people live, like Devon Street, Warwick Street and Chester Street -- all in Grangetown -- have less than 1% vegetation along them.
They found that under a "business as usual" emissions scenario, in which little is done to rein in heat-trapping greenhouse-gas emissions, vegetation changes across the planet's wild landscapes will likely be more far-reaching and disruptive than earlier studies suggested.
The correlation between vegetation parameters and meteorological parameters (such as precipitation and temperature) has been studied [8-10], as well as the response of vegetation to the meteorological drought index [11, 12].
Keywords: LiDAR, classification, vegetation, mathematical morphology, surface fitting
In this study, prior information on increasing/decreasing vegetation spatial coverages is calculated by empirical orthogonal function (EOF).