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labour

the human input to work activity. See JOB, CAPITAL.

labour

the contribution to productive activity made by the workforce both by hand (for example, the assembly of a car) and mentally (for example, devising a stock-control system). Labour is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the others being NATURAL RESOURCES and CAPITAL. See alsoECONOMIC GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL.
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This stage is characterized by abortions, high rates of hydrops of the fetal membranes, prolonged gestation and attenuated signs of parturition, dystocia, and birth of large calves with lower postnatal survival.
Regulation of parturition update: endocrine and paracrine effectors of term and preterm labor.
The increased blood flow to the mammary gland is related to the enhanced development of lactogenic tissue in preparation for lactation following parturition.
Snakes were transported to the laboratory where they were fed Fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) daily until parturition.
In this sense, the process of parturition also echoes and repeats the fundamental rupture or trauma that bedrocks any subsequent formulation of subjectivity, enacting what Julia Kristeva termed a 'psychically necessary discontinuity' which in turn 'provides an image, at the same time as a narrative, for many separations that build up the psychic lives of individuals.
The doe is receptive to mating immediately after parturition and so the doe may become pregnant shortly after kindling, leading to a situation where gestation and lactation commence at nearly the same time.
Moreover, there was also sufficient wolf and fox activity in the spring to suggest use for parturition by both species.
All specimens were watered daily and their conditions (molt, parturition, death, etc.
Abdulaziz Al-Badrani, general supervisor of veterinary teams at King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, said one of the participants at the auction asked for help from the veterinary clinic because his she-camel was having trouble during parturition.
Experimental diets were fed at ad-libitum upto parturition and data regarding feed intake were recorded daily.
Blood samples from adult cattle were collected at day 0, 15 and 30 after parturition and in cattle calves at age of 0, 14, 28 and 42.