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augmentation

 [awg-men-ta´shun]
an adding on.
bladder augmentation augmentation cystoplasty.
breast augmentation popular name for augmentation mammaplasty.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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augmentation

 Augmentation mammoplasty, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

aug·men·ta·tion

(awg'men-tā'shŭn)
Process of increasing in size, amount, (e.g., breast augmentation).
[L. augmentum, growth, increase]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aug·men·ta·tion

(awg'men-tā'shŭn)
Process of increasing in size, amount, degree, or severity.
[L. augmentum, growth, increase]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A randomized trial failed to demonstrate an association of ambulation with cesarean delivery, but this study had a 22% crossover rate and enrolled women after they had attained a cervical dilatation rate of 3 to 5 cm, when early ambulation may have already exerted a positive effect.[21] Among low-risk parturients cared for by midwives and not requiring either augmentation of labor or epidural analgesia, ambulation has been associated with a reduction in cesarean delivery rates.[22]
In group B, out of 30 cases in 25 (83.3%) of cases oxytocin was not used for augmentation of labor and in 5 (1.7%) cases oxytocin was used.
Another red flag raised in the study was a strong apparent link to induction and/or augmentation of labor with misoprostol or oxytocin; only one rupture was recorded in a patient with spontaneous labor.
Caution should be used if there is a history of uterine trauma or infection, or if the estimated fetal weight is more than 4500g.(67) Administration of Oxytocin Until recently, protocols for the induction or augmentation of labor called for rapid increases in the oxytocin dosage at 15-minute intervals until an adequate contraction pattern was obtained.
Oxytocin is a potent uterine stimulant which has been conventionally been used for induction and augmentation of labor. But because it is a peptide, it carries the disadvantage of requiring only parenteral administration.

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