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vegetative

 [vej´ĕ-ta″tiv]
1. concerned with growth and nutrition.
2. functioning involuntarily or unconsciously.
3. resting; denoting the portion of a cell cycle during which the cell is not replicating.
4. pertaining to plants.
5. pertaining to asexual reproduction, such as by budding or fission.

veg·e·ta·tive

(vej'ĕ-tā'tiv),
1. Growing or functioning involuntarily or unconsciously, after the assumed manner of vegetable life; denoting especially a state of grossly impaired consciousness, as after severe head trauma or brain disease, in which a person is incapable of voluntary or purposeful acts and only responds reflexively to painful stimuli.
See also: vegetation.
2. Resting; not active; denoting the stage of a cell or its nucleus in which the process of karyokinesis is quiescent.
See also: vegetation.

vegetative

(vĕj′ĭ-tā′tĭv) also

vegetive

(-ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants or their growth.
2. Biology
a. Of, relating to, or capable of growth.
b. Of, relating to, or functioning in processes such as growth or nutrition rather than reproduction.
c. Of or relating to asexual reproduction, such as fission or budding.
3. Spending much time sitting or lying down; physically inactive.
4. Medicine Of or relating to an impaired level of brain function in which a person responds to certain sensory stimuli but demonstrates no cognitive function.

veg·e·ta·tive

(vej'ĕ-tā-tiv)
1. Growing or functioning involuntarily or unconsciously, after the assumed manner of vegetable life; denoting especially a state of grossly impaired consciousness, as after severe head trauma or brain disease, in which a person is incapable of voluntary or purposeful acts and only responds reflexively to painful stimuli.
2. Resting; not active; denoting the stage of a cell or its nucleus in which the process of karyokinesis is quiescent.

vegetative

of or relating to the nonsexual organs of a plant such as root, stem and leaves. see VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.

Patient discussion about vegetative

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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Reflecting the higher richness and higher numbers of rare OTUs, the rarefaction curve of the vegetative stage did not reach complete saturation considering the number of sequences sampled, indicating that additional OTUs will likely be detected with additional sequencing.
Flavonoids: Results showed that all test plant species of asteraceae possess a higher concentration of flavonoids at reproductive growth stage as compare to their respective vegetative growth stage.
The most active extracts are found in the early vegetative stage (EC50 34.5 [micro]g/mL), and these are followed by the early and full flowering stages (EC50 41.7 and 42.9 [micro]g/mL, resp.).
After the initial growth period, plant growth characteristics (plant height, stem diameter, D-leaf length and mass) and fresh and dry biomass production of different plant components (leaves, stem, root) increased significantly, followed by the flower induction process at the end of stage V5 (approximately 630 DAP), with a subsequent stabilization in vegetative growth.
Harstein added citing that "no one in persistent vegetative state at one year will ever regain consciousness."
Bryan Young, Scott's neurologist, concluded that "we can no longer just rely on behavioral responses to tell if a person is vegetative or not." (20) It is estimated that there are between 10,000 and 25,000 adult vegetative state patients in the United States alone, creating medical costs of up to seven billion dollars annually.
It's not possible or practical to obtain scans of the brain as it functions (or doesn't) for everyone in a vegetative state.
Stems from flowering branches (SFB) showed higher K content (15.5 g [kg.sup.-1]) than stems from vegetative branches (SVB) (11.3 g [kg.sup.-1]) (Figure 2C), possibly because the beginning of flowering causes a flow of K into the inflorescence or because it is accumulated closer to the seeds for a later moment, when the demand is intensified (Lima et al., 2014b).
Current year adult tillers were identified by the presence of expanded aboveground leaves and were further classified as vegetative (V) or flowering (F).
While turning down the plea of mercy killing on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court, however, allowed passive euthanasia of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state ( PVS).
Now, a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, have used high-density electroencephalographs (EEG) and a branch of mathematics known as 'graph theory' to study networks of activity in the brains of 32 patients diagnosed as vegetative and minimally conscious and compare them to healthy adults.