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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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Yeh noted that nurse-midwives would still have to contend with the individual hospitals and their definitions of qualified personnel, even if the physician requirement for false labor was eliminated.
After Melissa experienced false labor, the real thing began late at night seven weeks before her due date.
If the contractions are false labor, tocolytic agents should not be administered, since they may be toxic to the baby and/or mother.
Laws in every state permit nurse-mid-wives to determine if a woman is in false labor, she said.
Under EMTALA, "only a physician is recognized to certify that a woman who presents to a hospital for evaluation is actually experiencing false labor," said Ms.
Although convinced she was experiencing false labor and would only be sent home, O'Neal went to the hospital and was promptly admitted.