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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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Table 2 summarizes labor and delivery events and outcomes among spontaneous deliveries/ no interventions, augmented spontaneous labor by artificial rupture of membranes (AROM), augmented spontaneous labor utilizing oxytocin, induced labor using cervical ripening agents and/or oxytocin, and scheduled cesarean deliveries.
4 percent among the 747 women who went into spontaneous labor.
Rather than risk a spontaneous labor that started at home without any antibiotics, her physician induced her a week early, subsequently facing the wrath of the hospital utilization review board.
In retrospective trials, the comparison group is often spontaneous labor, but you can't choose to be in spontaneous labor," she said.
In addition, avoiding oxytocin in more than 50% of induced women allowed the MVI 200 to mimic the spontaneous labor process and more naturally lead into labor by gradually inducing contractions.
Other recent data show that women with induced labor need significantly more time to reach 6-cm dilation compared with women with spontaneous labor, but after 6 cm the rate of progression is similar (Obstet.
In what was a spontaneous labor of love - and fear - Lucia handwrote a survival guide for her daughter, Gina, to take with her to college.
Previous studies of nulliparous women have shown a higher rate of C-section after la-bor induction, compared with spontaneous labor.

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