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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Women who experience anxiety during labor and have high adrenaline levels that stimulate the alpha-receptors, might present with dysfunctional labor.
With patients who are more at risk for decreased uterine contractility (BJOG 2007;114:343-8), abnormal and dysfunctional labor patterns, gestational diabetes, and cephalopelvic disproportion, it should be no surprise that cesarean delivery is on the rise.
Patient's claim (1) She had a dysfunctional labor pattern because her cervix was not dilating.
The book really has only 5 chapters that include an introduction, an overview of dysfunctional labor, and 3 more specific chapters on the prolonged active phase, prolonged active stage of labor, and prolonged second stage of labor.
No effect modification or confounding was seen among study participants for fetal distress, dysfunctional labor, diabetes, fever in labor, age, preeclampsia, or ethnicity.

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