augmentation

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augmentation

 [awg-men-ta´shun]
an adding on.
bladder augmentation augmentation cystoplasty.
breast augmentation popular name for augmentation mammaplasty.

augmentation

/aug·men·ta·tion/ (awg″men-ta´shun) an adding on, or the resulting condition.

augmentation

[ôg′məntā′shən]
Etymology: L, augmentare, to increase
1 stimulation of an increased rate of biological activity, such as faster cell division or heartbeat.
2 breast enlargement through mammoplasty.

augmentation

A surgical enhancement/plasty procedure in which a body part (e.g., breast, buttocks, cheeks, chin) is enhanced with Gore-Tex, fat, fibrous tissue, etc.

augmentation

 Augmentation mammoplasty, see there.

aug·men·ta·tion

(awg'men-tā'shŭn)
Process of increasing in size, amount, (e.g., breast augmentation).
[L. augmentum, growth, increase]

aug·men·ta·tion

(awg'men-tā'shŭn)
Process of increasing in size, amount, degree, or severity.
[L. augmentum, growth, increase]

augmentation (ôg´mentā´shən),

n 1. assistance to respiration by the application of intermittent pressure on inspiration.
n 2. an increase in size beyond the existing size, such as an implant placed over the mandibular or maxillary ridges.
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