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fracture

f rak cher

  • n  breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    it was a nasty fracture
  • n  (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • n  the act of cracking something
  • v  violate or abuse
    This writer really fractures the language
  • v  interrupt, break, or destroy
    fracture the balance of power
  • v  break into pieces
    The pothole fractured a bolt on the axle
  • v  become fractured
    The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe
  • v  break (a bone)
  • v  fracture a bone of

  • An X-ray of the human shoulder An experimental drug has successfully reduced hip and spine fractures in the two largest patient populations at risk for osteoporosis .
  • Falls not only cause physical injuries, such as hip fractures and organ damage, but also often lead to patients' loss of independence.
  • An experimental drug has successfully reduced the risk of hip and spine fractures in two key patient populations: postmenopausal women and men being treated for prostate cancer.
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  • Johan Bruyneel in USA Today
    Clean collarbone fracture,Bruyneel said. "Should be fast recovery."
  • Sylvester Stallone in Pro Wrestling Torch
    My fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin was so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I'm not joking,Stallone told FHM Magazine. "I haven't told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation afterwards. I...
  • Paul Holmgren in National Post
    It was a scary incident,said Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren to TSN Friday night. "But we just got word from our doctor that he's clear - there's no facial fracture. They're stitching him up - his jaw is fine and there's...

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