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labor

verb apply oneself, attend to business, be diliient, be employed, be industrious, contendere, devote oneself to, do a job, do work, drudge, endeavor, engage in, exercise, exert energy, exert oneself, follow one's vocation, laborare, plod, plug away, ply, ply one's trade, strain, strive, struggle, toil, travail, work, work hard

labor

(Exertion), noun discipline, effort, endeavor, energy, enterprise, industry, mental toil, pains, strain, strife

labor

(Work), noun advocation, assignment, calling, craft, duty, employ, employment, job, line of business, line of work, occupation, profession, pursuit, responsibility, task, toil, trade, undertaking, vocation
Associated concepts: boycotts, closed shop, collective barraining, labor arbitration, labor dispute, labor organization, labor relations, labor union, lockout, open shop, scope of employment, skilled labor, terms and conditions of employment, union labor, union shop, wildcat strike, workken's compensation
See also: activity, effort, employment, endeavor, industry, job, persevere, struggle, work

LABOR. Continued operation; work.
     2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital of another.
     3. When business has been done for another, and suit is brought to recover a just reward, there is generally contained in the declaration, a count for work and labor.
     4. Where penitentiaries exist, persons who have committed crimes are condemned to be imprisoned therein at labor.

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They suggested that although the circadian rhythms of maternal and fetal hormones may trigger normal labor, inflammatory activity may follow a different circadian rhythm.
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The development of mild acidosis through the stages of normal labor is analogous to an adult walking, jogging, and then sprinting.
We have also seen women go through what seemed to be a completely normal labor with effectively progressing contractions and not a single sign of labor dysfunction, but the mother struggled with excruciating pain in her back for some or all of her labor experience.
This edition has a new chapter on assessing progress in labor by Suzy Myers (Seattle Midwifery School and Seattle Home Maternity Service & Childbirth Center), and new sections on managing labor pain, normal labor, and additional positions and maneuvers.
We're hoping now, since the fire lines closest to the ranch are holding steady and conditions are improving as far as the ranch is concerned, that our normal Labor Day business will be as good as it can be," he said.
5 to 2 times your normal labor costs - so it affects profitability.
But physicians remain divided over the safety of normal labor and vaginal delivery in patients with a history of multiple C-sections, fearing an increased risk of uterine rupture or serious scar separation.
When used in home environments by healthy pregnant women, it was found to provide an overall prediction of the onset of normal labor between 14 and seven days in advance.
CHICAGO--Proinflammatory cytokine levels escalate with normal labor but are not an underlying mechanism of epidural-related fever, according to the results of a study of 92 term parturients.