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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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The Osseoplasty(TM) procedure offers unparalleled flexibility and control for percutaneous vertebral augmentation, cement delivery, and fracture stabilization, resulting in significant pain relief for most patients within the same day.
Now, these spine fractures can be treated with innovative procedures such as percutaneous vertebroplasty or percutaneous vertebral augmentation which stabilize fractures of the spine and provide significant pain relief.
Now, these painful spine fractures can be treated with innovative procedures such as percutaneous vertebroplasty or percutaneous vertebral augmentation which stabilize fractures of the spine and provide significant pain relief.

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