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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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Ballooning requires physics know-how, says Ninomiya.
Churchill was created by Shropshire-based Lindstrand, the company formed by Per Lindstrand, best-known for his ballooning exploits with Virgin boss Richard Branson.
Scientific ballooning can accommodate very large payloads both in terms of weight and volume (payloads up to 8,000 pounds have been flown).
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The UAE hot air balloon's vision is to bring the peaceful message of the United Arab Emirates to other countries around the globe using the majesty and dignity of ballooning.
According to Thomas Sohmers, this ritual began with the start of ballooning in the late 18th century.
The morning has to be windless--the riskiest part of any ballooning venture is takeoff.
He's a pioneer in the extreme sport of cluster ballooning. Trappe soars through the air in a harness tied to hundreds of helium-filled balloons.