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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.
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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