medusa's head

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Noun1.Medusa's head - African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branchesmedusa's head - African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
2.Medusa's head - weedy rye grass having long bristling awnsmedusa's head - weedy rye grass having long bristling awns
wild rye - any of several grasses of the genus Elymus
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Frequency and percentage were calculated for gender, jaundice, vomiting, hematemesis, abdominal distension, itching, weight loss, fever, stool color, steatorrhea, blood transfusion, pallor, edema, spider naevi, bruise, ascites, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, caput medusae, encephalopathy and etiology of the chronic liver disease.
The patient did not have a significant caput medusae, and only a few small varices could be seen anastomosing with slightly distended inferior epigastric veins.
Physical examination revealed an extremely distended and tense abdomen, severe caput medusae, a readily reducible umbilical hernia, and anicteric sclera.

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