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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fracture.
  • n. Plural form of fracture.


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  • The reason why children with AGS may be prone to fractures is unknown, although several factors may include: abnormally-shaped bones due to the defect in JAG1, poor calcium intake and/or calcium malabsorption and decreased physical activity.

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  • The handling of fractures is a totally different matter than it was at that time.

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  • John, would it be your experience in caucuses that policy issues aren't ultimately as divisive as the sort of long term fractures that exist around loyalties, around tribal loyalties within the party?

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  • Not only were top stars such as Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendelton giving Delhi a miss, Great Britain fractures into regional teams during the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition, so the heart of the team was split between Scotland, North Ireland, England, Wales and even the Isle of Man.

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  • “And generally, with respect to those kinds of rib fractures, that is the kind of injury that you see in instances where people have been struck with an object or in people who have been stomped or kicked, correct?”

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  • The fact is that in either case with no prior history of fracture the studies have not shown a significant reduction in hip fractures, which is the only type of fracture that could lead to lasting disability.

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  • GUPTA: Well, I think that it sounds like it's very effective, especially with regards to spine fractures, which is something that I see quite a bit as a neurosurgeon.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2007

  • This tells us the fractures are the result of the twisting of the arm with great force.

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  • The relation between sundry idiosyncrasies and diathesis and a liability to fractures is too constant and well-established a pathological fact to need more than a passing reference.

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  • These blocks are, however, of sand-stone, and their fractures are the result of the inclemency of the weather.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests


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