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shortening

1. Loss of bone length after a fracture, as a result of malunion or pronounced bony angulation.
2. A decrease in the length of a contracting muscle fiber.
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The new Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs have been clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold when taken at the first sign.
Mr Shorten said Australians are shocked by the "brutality" of the Abbott government's attack, and voters are angry at Mr Abbott for "pretending to be on their side.
Former union chief Bill Shorten was elected Australia's new Labor leader Sunday, with the party pledging to draw a line under years of infighting that saw two prime ministers toppled.
Australia has an advanced superannuation sector with world-class expertise in meeting individuals' retirement needs," Mr Shorten said.
Shorten, 49, of Flagstaff Green, Gosport, allegedly committed 11 sexual offences between July last year and February.
There's not a goal to shorten, there's not a goal to lengthen.
The TB Alliance's goal is to develop an entirely new therapeutic regimen that will shorten and simplify current TB treatment, which currently takes six to nine months to complete.
The use of ICEM Surf enabled us to shorten the Gallardo development timescale by reducing the number of design iterations required to arrive at the finished product," observed Ms.
Tony Clare says bookmakers shorten the horse they have taken significant money on and the lengthening of others is inconsequential
In combination with an arc block on the cornerback by the #2 receiver, this crack technique allows us to shorten the distance between the ball-carrier and the outside edge of the defense (Diag.
A newly enhanced fluoroelastomer processing aid has been shown to shorten cycle time and improve gloss in HDPE blow molding.
Achieving a seamless flow of data from computer aided design part models to equipment on the factory floor is a key requirement to shorten product cycles.