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augmentation

noun accessio, accessory, accrual, accruement, accumulation, adding, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, amplificatio, amplification, appreciation, appurtenance, broadening, build-up, cumulative effect, development, enhancement, enlargement, enlarging, expansion, extension, gain, growth, increase, increasing, increment, intensification, magnification, progress, proliferation, rise, something added, spread, supplement, widening
Associated concepts: augmentation of assets, augmentation of estate
See also: accession, accretion, addition, additive, adjunct, advance, aggravation, boom, codicil, continuation, cumulation, enlargement, exaggeration, extension, growth, increase, increment, profit, progress, prosperity, reinforcement, rider

AUGMENTATION, old English law. The name of a court erected by Henry VIII., which was invested with the power of determining suits and controversies relating to monasteries and abbey lands.

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Augmentation of labor (ARM, oxytocin, or both) has been found to be highly significant, that is, 77.
3%) of cases oxytocin was not used for augmentation of labor and in 5 (1.
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.
Rate of induction of labor was not different between the 2 hospitals; however, augmentation of labor with oxytocin occurred significantly more frequently at Burnaby than at BC Women's.
Oxytocin is a potent uterine stimulant which has been conventionally been used for induction and augmentation of labor.

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