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ballooning

A descriptive term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body caused by increased pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis.

ballooning

Imaging A term for the biconcave compression of the end-plate of a vertebral body, caused by ↑ pressure in the intervertebral discs, usually in the lumbar spine, which may be seen in osteoporosis. Cf Fish vertebrae.
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Earth's rotation creates a force known as the Coriolis effect, which moves the jet stream - and any balloonist hitching a ride - from west to east around the globe.
Glasgow-born Don Cameron, 59, is himself a record-breaking balloonist.
Wearing sweat shirts with the Breitling logo and photos of the balloonists on their backs, the team poured glasses of champagne to toast the end of the 20-day ordeal.
They had been taking place in an endurance competition against seven other teams of balloonists trying to stay in the air for the longest time.
At least 20 attempts by balloonists to circle Earth have been made in the past decade alone, and all but this one fell far short.
While all 10 balloons will depart from Bangor, their exact destination inside Europe will depend on the prevailing winds and how the balloonists utilize them.
TWO British balloonists forced to ditch in the Pacific last night blamed Richard Branson for ruining their round-the-world bid.
RECORD-breaking balloonists Andy Elson and Colin Prescot are poised to start crossing the Pacific today.
Other attempts by balloonists to circle the globe have ended either from problems with the balloons or from poor weather.
He said the safety of the team, all veteran balloonists, was not in jeopardy.
More than 800 balloonists from 25 countries joined in the two-week festival.
But at 7:28, about 40 miles from their takeoff, the balloonists reported a tear in the cell containing the balloon's helium gas.