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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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A GPS tracker could help balloonists navigate boundaries that demarcate one property from the next, and make notes of where shot feral hogs fall.
Many of them also distrusted the balloonists and felt that Lowe exaggerated his observations for self-serving purposes.
Skip Cartwright parlayed contract pilot work for both companies and others into a career as a balloonist after he retired as a hydrologist with the U.
As the lofty air currents playfully swirl against the balloon, the balloonists get a sky-high view of the earth below.
The Foundation will specifically focus on raising funds to promote interactive educational math and science exhibits and programs, while also raising funds for the Balloonist Tribute Area within the Museum and Balloon Fiesta Park.
What are some safety precautions that a balloonist must take before lifting off, while in the air, and during landing?
A barbecue for the balloonists and their families will be held Sunday afternoon at the Hacienda Lane Ranch overlooking Quartz Hill.
Balloonist Steve Fossett was gently drifting over Europe last night in his quest to beat Richard Branson to the first non-stop round-the-world trip.
Former Governor of New Mexico Johnson Has Flown Several Gas Balloon Events with Famed Balloonist Abruzzo, and Is Confident in the Skills and Abilities of Both Pilots
Birmingham City Council has arranged face painters, music and a balloonist for tenants on the Falcon Lodge estate in Sutton Coldfield, with Father Christmas handing out free gifts to children.
The balloonist, adventurer and pal of Richard Branson took off alone in a light plane in Nevada, US, and vanished on September 3, 2007.
The comedy by Craig Stephens about an infamous Victorian balloonist is being broadcast on Saturday at 2.