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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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- The overall seasonal pattern of ballooner arrival on the Pumice Plain (1981-1986 inclusive) was dominated by a sharp peak in early autumn.
Environmental and logistic factors limited use of more accurate quantitative techniques, but we believe that the Pumice Plain pitfall results give a good approximation of the incoming ballooner fauna, for the following reasons: (1) Local conditions were mostly similar, and microtopographic differences between traps were eliminated by pooling all traps at each site.
These species were used as model ballooners for comparison with a simulated individual (SI).
The future of schottky diodes to simulate the dispersal phase of spider ballooners.--This research has shown that simulating ballooners has potential.