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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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1987), but ballooner arrival has never been adequately quantified, a lack which we believe has led to widespread underestimation of its importance (e.
The overall seasonal pattern of ballooner arrival on the Pumice Plain (1981-1986 inclusive) was dominated by a sharp peak in early autumn.
These species were used as model ballooners for comparison with a simulated individual (SI).