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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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Of patients with augmentation of labor (ARM, oxytocin, or both), 77.
Ee "The findings of this study must be balanced with the fact that there are clear benefits associated with induction and augmentation of labor," said study author Chad A.
All the women had singleton, term pregnancies and received oxytocin for induction or augmentation of labor.
Women who did not undergo induction or augmentation of labor had significantly higher postdelivery concentrations of NT-proBNP than did those who underwent induction: 181 (116) ng/L (n = 50 of 74) vs 116 (70) ng/L (n = 24 of 74), respectively (P = 0.
Both the use of prostaglandin for cervical ripening and oxytocin for induction or augmentation of labor have been shown to increase the risk of uterine rupture.

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