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filler

Nutrition
Any of a number of agents that add bulk to the gastric content, which increases the sensation of fullness in dieters ingesting large quantities of food. Fillers include various water-insoluble fibres—e.g., methylcellulose, or glucamannan (which is derived from the Japanese Konjac root).

filler

(fil'er)
1. In plastic surgery, any substance inserted into another to give it a plumper shape or contour.
2. In dentistry and orthopedics, a porous material used in bone cements, resins, or other bonding materials to improve their performance, e.g., bonding strength, elution rates, or resistance to wear in the body.
3. Inert ingredient.
Synonym: filling agent

fill·er

(filĕr)
In dentistry, glass or silicate particles used to occupy space in any resin composite restorative material.
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The TV documentary featured a number of patients where dermal fillers did go wrong, including 35 year old Jo Sandford who suffered a life-threatening infection after having permanent fillers injected into her cheeks.
RonaFlair Boroneige functional fillers are said to have three properties that cosmetic manufacturers often desire in functional fillers: they have a mattifying effect, give cosmetic formulations a smooth texture, and provide for a soft-focus effect, which renders wrinkles and skin imperfections virtually invisible.
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I would not have patients rush into having this done yet since we already have fillers that work very well and that we know are safe," he said.
The new research from Artis augments research undertaken last year, which showed that in a silica passenger tyre compound, RockTron fillers demonstrated increased tan[increment] at 0 degC (which predicts improved tyre wet grip) and reduced tan[increment] at 70 degC (which predicts reduced tyre rolling resistance).
If the filler hasn't hardened properly before you sand it, you won't get a good finish, so don't continue if it seems soft.
Editor's note: Thanks for the heads-up on free fillers.
However, at intermediate filler contents this strategy failed.
Field fillers have been in motor racing for years,'' Gordon said in a teleconference last week.
It was speculated that the addition of thermally conductive fillers would facilitate heat transfer during hot-pressing, curing the resin in the center of the board sooner, and consequently allowing equivalent boards to be made with shorter press times.