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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.
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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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A GPS tracker could help balloonists navigate boundaries that demarcate one property from the next, and make notes of where shot feral hogs fall.
Lowe and his balloonists provided effective aerial reconnaissance during several major campaigns in 1862 and 1863.
The balloonist suffered slight injuries and was treated at a hospital in the city of Bagan, near where he landed, and brought to Yangon on Saturday.
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As champagne corks popped in the balloonists' Geneva control centre, Brian added: "We almost got lost in the political problems, the slow winds of the Pacific and the bad headings.
Nicholas' dad, Ron, says that most balloonists feel a knot of anticipation in their stomach as the ground crew sets the enormous balloon free.
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Dr David Bareford, double world champion and treble European champion balloonist, plus other members of the British Hot Air Balloon Team, will use the event to promote ballooning as a sport and hobby, and as a chance to sharpen skills before the World Championships.
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A champion British balloonist was yesterday forced to abort her attempt to smash the world female altitude record after hitting turbulence at 10,000 feet.