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La Plata Dolphin -- See Dolphins


Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
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Labeling Food -- See Food Labeling


Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.
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Labels Ethics United States : Hart, Kathleen.  2002 1
Labor : Worth, Cecilia.  1983 1
Labor And Laboring Classes Fiction : Perez, Norah A.  1988 1
 

Labor Complications -- See Obstetric Labor Complications


Medical problems associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR, such as BREECH PRESENTATION; PREMATURE OBSTETRIC LABOR; HEMORRHAGE; or others. These complications can affect the well-being of the mother, the FETUS, or both.
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Labor Day Juvenile Literature : Scott, Geoffrey,  1982 1
 

Labor Exploitation -- See Social Problems


Situations affecting a significant number of people, that are believed to be sources of difficulty or threaten the stability of the community, and that require programs of amelioration.
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Labor Migration -- See Emigration and Immigration


The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.
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  Labor Obstetric -- 2 Related Mesh Subjects   2
Labor Obstetric   7
Labor Obstetric Popular Works   6
Labor Obstetric Psychology   2
Labor Obstetric Psychology United States   1986 1
Labor Obstetrics   4
Labor Obstetrics Popular Works   3
Labor Obstetrics United States : Leavitt, Judith Walzer.  1986 1
Labor Popular Works   5
 

Labor Presentation -- See Also Delivery, Obstetric


Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.
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Labor Unions -- See Also Collective Bargaining


The process of negotiation between representatives of an employee organization, association or union, and representatives of the employer.
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Labor Unions Congresses   1995 1
Labor Unions United States Directory   1982 1
  Laboratories -- 2 Related Mesh Subjects   2
Laboratories : Furr, A. Keith,  2000 1
  Laboratories Clinical -- 2 Related Mesh Subjects   2
Laboratories Dental History : Grant, Ellsworth S.  1987 1
Laboratories History New York : Carroll, Michael Christopher,  2005 1
Laboratories Organization And Administration New York : Carroll, Michael Christopher,  2005 1
Laboratories Standards : Scungio, Dan,  2014 1
Laboratories Standards United States Guideline : National Research Council (U.S.).  2011 1
 

Laboratory Animal Models -- See Models, Animal


Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.
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Laboratory Animal Technologists -- See Animal Technicians


Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
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Laboratory Animals -- See Animals, Laboratory


Animals used or intended for use in research, testing, or teaching.
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Laboratory Manual -- See Also Handbook


Work consisting of concise reference works in which facts and information pertaining to a certain subject or field are arranged for ready reference and consultation rather than for continuous reading and study.
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Laboratory Manual   7
 

Laboratory Manuals -- See Laboratory Manual


Work containing concise background information and directions for activities, including conducting experiments or diagnostic tests in the laboratory.
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Laboratory Markers -- See Biomarkers


Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE and its effects, disease diagnosis; METABOLIC PROCESSES; SUBSTANCE ABUSE; PREGNANCY; cell line development; EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES; etc.
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Laboratory Personnel History : Dendy, Leslie A.,  2005 1
 

Laboratory Technicians -- See Laboratory Personnel


Professionals, technicians, and assistants staffing LABORATORIES.
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Laboratory Techniques And Procedures   3
Laboratory Techniques And Procedures Handbooks   3
Laboratory Techniques And Procedures Laboratory Manuals : Fischbach, Frances Talaska.  2009 1
Laboratory Techniques And Procedures Nurses Instruction   3
Laboratory Techniques And Procedures Nursing : Kee, Joyce LeFever.  2010 1
Laboratory Techniques And Procedures Popular Works   2
 

Labyrinthine Sense -- See Proprioception


Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.
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Lacan Jacques 1901 1981 : Žižek, Slavoj.  1991 1
Lacks Henrietta 1920 1951 : Skloot, Rebecca,  2010 1
 

Lactase -- See Also Lactose Intolerance


The condition resulting from the absence or deficiency of LACTASE in the MUCOSA cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, and the inability to break down LACTOSE in milk for ABSORPTION. Bacterial fermentation of the unabsorbed lactose leads to symptoms that range from a mild indigestion (DYSPEPSIA) to severe DIARRHEA. Lactose intolerance may be an inborn error or acquired.
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Lactase Phlorizin Hydrolase -- See Also Lactose Intolerance


The condition resulting from the absence or deficiency of LACTASE in the MUCOSA cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, and the inability to break down LACTOSE in milk for ABSORPTION. Bacterial fermentation of the unabsorbed lactose leads to symptoms that range from a mild indigestion (DYSPEPSIA) to severe DIARRHEA. Lactose intolerance may be an inborn error or acquired.
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