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PERTURBATION. This is a technical word which signifies disturbance, or infringement of a right. It is usually applied to the disturbance of pews, or seats in a church. In the ecclesiastical courts actions for these disturbances are technically called "suits for perturbation of seat." 1 Phillim. 323. Vide Pew.

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In addition to discrete perturbational studies, metabolite profiling in large, well-phenotyped human cohorts is an alternative strategy to address concerns about confounding.
Studies in the robustness of multidimensional scaling: Perturbational analysis of classical scaling.
Moreover, targets will be examined over time and with varying perturbational events, allowing mechanistic information about a drug or drug target effect.

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