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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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Vegetation according to IBGE (2012): a = Grassy-Woody Savanna; b = Upper Montane Vegetational Refuges; c = Savanna/Seasonal Forest; d = Agrarian Activities (originally Savanna, Steppic Savanna/Seasonal Forest or Savanna/Broadleaf Forest); e = Secondary Vegetation and Agrarian Activities (originally Seasonal Decidual, Semideciduous or Moist Broadleaf Forests); f = Arboreous Savanna; g = Arboreous Steppic Savanna; h = Seasonal Decidual Submontante Forest; i = Savanna/Broadleaf Forest; j = Mangroves; k = Moist Broadleaf Forest of Lowlands.
The vascular flora and vegetational communities of the wetland complex on the IMI Property in Henry County near Luray, Indiana.
0 m, the presence of peat pollen types that may support the vegetational successions or zones ranging from phasic community I and phasic community IV to VI is noted (Anderson and Muller, 1975).
These can be linked to the extent of overall (landscape) vegetational cover and, conversly, the vigorous response, in aspect at least, of the bio-refuge flora.
This current study was undertaken in order to provide a more extensive listing of the avifauna of the Cerro El Potosi region of Nuevo Leon and determine the residency status of each species as well as the ecological relationships of these species within the six different vegetational types established by the studies of Garcia (1989) and Garcia-Arana (1996).
Although the data base documenting dry climatic periods and corresponding vegetational changes in Amazonia is still scarce, especially regarding the Tertiary, a number of interesting reports have been published in recent years (Figure 5).
Oosting HJ, Billings WD (1942) Factors affecting vegetational zonation on coastal dunes.
Vegetational history of western Alaska during the Wisconsin glacial interval and the Holocene.
The late-Quaternary vegetational history of the Western Interior of Canada.
The herpetofauna of Osun grove is not known although it shares the same vegetational structure with rain forest zone of Southern Nigeria.
This is because of the bromeliad's economical-ornamental value making them vulnerable to predatory extractivism, and its ecological value since in the vegetational succession they act as pioneering plants.
The goal of this research was to reconstruct the vegetational and climatic changes that took place during the late Pleisocene and Holocene in southwestern Syria.