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(Science: ecology) A wet place of deep mud or mire, a sluggish channel, a swamp, bog, or marsh, especially one that is part of an inlet or backwater. Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.

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... the covering of our body. When we scratch our skin we are really just touching the epidermis of our skin, which is the outer most skin layer. We slough off some cells as well as bacteria and fungi that are hanging out on our skin. If we scratch hard enough or scrape of against something we can ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Question about "Skin"
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Re: Illness and Digestion...

... segment regarding inappetance.... Protein levels must be above a certain point (3mg/dl in veterinary medicine) otherwise the gut will start to slough (die and shed). When the gut starts to slough, you get bacterial translocation...bacteria moves from the alimentary system into the peritoneal/abdominal ...

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by cardiorrhexis
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Illness and Digestion...
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