ballooning


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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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publisher James Gordon Bennett established a trophy for long-distance ballooning in 1906, sportsmen have striven to fly the farthest, eventually setting their sights on a round-the-world flight.
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E[acute accent]--Price includes accommodations at deluxe and five star accommodations, meals, ballooning, sightseeing and roundtrip transfers, from tour meeting place to host hotel.
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