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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

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A calf that spends minimal time in the birth canal is lively and strong, able to get up quicker and find the udder.
Madigan said he believes that if a foal passes too rapidly through the birth canal or is delivered via caesarean section, it loses the pressure on its body that signals the body to drop neurosteroid levels.
Veterinary obstetrics includes pre-partum and post-partum conditions, maternal and fetal dystocia, torsion and prolapse of maternal organs, metabolic and involution disorders and other sequel of the exposed birth canal during the recuperative period.
In this study, Caesarean section-delivered infants who are not entering the birth canal of the mother either lacked or displayed a delayed colonisation of one of the major gut phylum, the Bacteroidetes.
It's stimulation of the birth canal, stimulation of the cervix, the vagina and the clitoris and uterine contractions," Komisaruk told LiveScience.
Obstetric fistulas, a serious women's condition where a hole develops in the birth canal, most commonly occurs from complications associated with childbirth, especially during prolonged labor when blood flow is cut off to the tissue surrounding the birth canal walls.
Historically, Rotorua women used ngawha or heat over the birth canal during labour.
The scare is thought to have been caused by a pre-existing condition called placenta previa - a low lying placenta that blocks the birth canal and can lead to severe bleeding.
Previous studies suggest that, in term or preterm labor, white blood cells influx into the cervix and release enzymes that break down tissue support and remodel the cervix, allowing a baby to pass through the birth canal.
or, if you try for "labor speedup," shooing a recalcitrant baby toward the birth canal.
Previous studies had suggested that in term and preterm labor, white blood cells flow into the cervix and release enzymes that break down tissue support and remodel the cervix, allowing a baby to pass through the birth canal.
Jones manually attempted to rotate Johnny's shoulders inside the birth canal.