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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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These functional fillers are available in different particle sizes and can be used in a wide variety of cosmetic applications.
Results 44 females and 3 males, ranging in age from 23 years to 62 years were managed for complications of dermal fillers affecting face, hands, buttocks and external genitalia.
Wood filler isn't the nicest stuff to use, but these tips will make it as painless as possible.
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Dubbed the "Vampire Filler," the technique of using uses patient's own blood as a cosmetic filler is being used as a "natural" alternative to treatments like Juvederm or Restylane, according to the Daily Mail.
These products can be used as functional fillers in rubbers and plastics to give improved physical properties including sound absorption, electrical conductivity and improved wear resistance for components and coatings.
The main goal of this study was to analyze the effects of paper calcinations on the intrinsic properties of precipitated calcium carbonate filler (PCC) by using distinct temperatures, from 400[degrees]C up to 1000[degrees]C.
Sellers (1989) demonstrated that pecan nut shell flour as filler resulted in less knife wear than two types of furfural residue fillers.
A fraction (-3% volume) of the filler ordinarily used can do the job; less filler means recycling is comparatively simplified.
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Fillers may be classified based on container handling and fill volume measurement.