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augmentation

The difference at a particular time between the topocentric and geocentric semidiameter of a celestial body. See also diurnal libration.

augmentation

[‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
(astronomy)
The apparent increase in the semidiameter of a celestial body, as observed from the earth, as the body's altitude (angular distance above the horizon) increases, due to the reduced distance from the observer; used principally in reference to the moon.
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According to this case-control study, previous cesarean delivery, nonreassuring fetal status, large fetal weight, and oxytocin augmentation of labor greatly increase the risk of URD, while internal fetal monitoring greatly reduces risk of URD.
Apply physiologic logic as well to cervical ripening techniques for the augmentation of labor, she urged, noting that once a patient is in labor she shouldn't be given another dose of a hormonal cervical ripener just because "it's time for another dose.
The proposed indication for the device is for use in a planned vaginal delivery of a term singleton fetus in a vertex presentation when there is a need "for close fetal surveillance during labor, or there are maternal disorders and/or uteroplacental dysfunction with potential adverse influence on fetal oxygen and nutritional supply, or there is a deviation from the normal course of labor including induction/ augmentation of labor.

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