augmentation

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(og″mĕn-tā′shŏn)

[L. augmentare, to increase, grow]

1. The act of adding to or increasing the shape, size, function, or strength of something.
2. In obstetrics, the use of pharmacological or surgical interventions to help the progression of a previously dysfunctional labor.
SYN: SEE: augmentation of labor

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