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fracture

tv. to cause someone to laugh very hard. Now, this joke’ll fracture you.

fractured

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. This is the third night this week that Pete has rolled in fractured.
2. mod. demolished by laughter. The whole audience was fractured by the time my ten minutes were up.
See also: fracture
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There are now eleven studies (16 a-k) which show a relationship between increased hip fractures and water fluoridated at 1 ppm and two studies (17a,b) showing that relationship for drinking water containing 2 to 4 ppm of fluoride.
One of the biggest challenges facing staff in caring for the osteoporotic resident is that of minimizing falls and ultimately preventing fractures.
Growth plate fractures comprise 15 to 30 percent of all childhood fractures.
Three main reasons: Symptoms from a spinal fracture are often thought to be just general back pain due to aging and, therefore, are not diagnosed; some people with spinal fractures don't experience any pain at all; and many people are not aware of the risk factors for sustaining a spinal fracture from osteoporosis.
5 mg injection (Arixtra[R]) from Organon, is now available to help prevent blood clots resulting from deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in individuals who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, or surgery for a hip fracture.
For example, the relation between the number and the lengths of fractures in many types of rock follow a fractal, power-law relationship on scales that range from long fissures in Earth's crust down to microscopic cracks in small stones.
Bisphosphonates, a drug known to increase bone mass and prevent fractures, has been associated with atypical femur fractures in a small, but significant number of patients.
Fractures in Ohio till and other fine-grained materials are common, but that simple statement would have been widely questioned just a few years ago.
The fracture rate rose steadily with increasing years of bisphosphonate use, with most fractures occurring in patients who had used the drugs for at least 5 years, even though these long-term users represented a small minority of all Kaiser patients who used a bisphosphonate during the 3 years studied.
Oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of 482 to 770 international units per day (IU/d) are associated with a reduced risk of bone fractures in older adults, researchers have concluded.
DESCRIPTION: A user-friendly, unique resource for the treatment of fractures designed in a casual questions and answers format which provides basic knowledge, current information and evidence based expert advices enhanced by images and diagrams and supported by references.
The resulting diminishment in bone density leads to greater likelihood of stress fractures.
Recent reconnaissance outcrop mapping of fractures in northern Louisiana has found six systematic fracture orientations consisting of three pairs of roughly orthogonal fractures.
Calcium and vitamin D supplements failed to prevent broken bones in two studies of older women at high risk for fractures.
Classical radiographs demonstrating the appearance of compression fractures, comminuted fractures, compound fractures, segmental fractures, spiral fractures, greenstick fractures, torus fractures, and stress fractures were examined.