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induce labor in someone

to cause the onset of childbirth in a mother-to-be. They decided to induce labor in the mother-to-be. They decided not to induce labor in Alice.
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He was dexterous to make him comfortable, and he exercised a cunning of which I should never have thought him capable to induce him to take the medicines prescribed by the doctor.
And if he had been fortunate or adroit enough to conciliate the good-will of the people, he might induce them to consider as a very odious and unjustifiable restraint upon themselves, a provision which was calculated to debar them of the right of giving a fresh proof of their attachment to a favorite.
Each trial of voice, each fresh discovery of discord, almost imperceptibly induces the less perfect to modify his or her vocal utterance so as to approximate to the more perfect.
Having gone all along the Brow, he was to return the same way and induce him to touch on the same subjects in talking with Adam, who was to meet them as if by chance at the farthest part--that beyond Mercy Farm.
He was willing enough that Philip should take up some other profession, he suggested his father's calling, medicine, but nothing would induce him to pay an allowance if Philip went to Paris.
And the fear of this, as I conceive, induces the good to take office, not because they would, but because they cannot help--not under the idea that they are going to have any benefit or enjoyment themselves, but as a necessity, and because they are not able to commit the task of ruling to any one who is better than themselves, or indeed as good.
This fundamental subject of Natural Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.
However, intravenous arsenic trioxide has recently been shown to induce remission in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (Soignet et al.
Oxidative damage of DNA is known to induce single-strand breaks and inter-/intrastrand cross-links (Caraceni et al.
The researchers write that their findings provide a basis for understanding the mechanisms by which other estrogenic compounds, including environmental chemicals, induce their effects.
To prevent absorption and induce transparency at one of these wavelengths (corresponding to the transition from energy level 1 to energy level 3 in the accompanying diagram), the idea is to apply an intense laser beam of a wavelength that would cause a transition between level 3 and another state, 2.
It was shown that BPA did induce DNA synthesis in vaginal epithelium of Fischer 334 rats but did not in Sprague-Dawley rats, whereas in both strains BPA increased c-fos mRNA expression (Long et al.