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induction

 [in-duk´shun]
1. the process or act of causing to occur.
2. the production of a specific morphogenetic effect in the embryo through evocators or organizers, or the production of anesthesia or unconsciousness by use of appropriate agents.
3. the generation of an electric current or magnetic properties in a body because of its proximity to an electrified or magnetized object.
4. reasoning from particular instances to general conclusions.
labor induction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as initiation or augmentation of labor by mechanical or pharmacological methods.
ovulation induction treatment of infertility in the female by administration of hormones that stimulate the ovaries.

labor induction

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as initiation or augmentation of labor by mechanical or pharmacological methods. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Current trends in cervical ripening and labor induction.
Misoprostol 50 [micro]g sublingually versus vaginally for labor induction at term: a randomized study.
Although 25-[micro]g misoprostol is recommended in the Chinese guidelines for labor induction, no tablets with an accurate 25-[micro]g dose of misoprostol are currently available in China.
Women were also asked to report whether they experienced labor induction or a cesarean and, if so, to identify the reasons for these procedures.
Randomized controlled trial of vaginal misoprostol versus dinoprostone vaginal insert for labor induction.
The impact of duration of labor induction on cesarean rate.
The researchers note that the rate of elective labor induction in Latin America is similar to that found in developed countries (around 10%).
in recent decades, and growing evidence suggests that the common practices of planned cesareans and labor induction contribute to this troubling trend.
The new "Improper Labor Induction Methods" packet, created with the help of AAJ plaintiff members, explores the risks and complications associated with labor induction and augmentation methods.
Labor induction versus expectant management for postterm pregnancies: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
Uterine stimulation with oxytocin is often used in conjunction with cervical ripening agents and is the most common method of labor induction (Duff and Sinclair, 2000).
According to Mother Jones, the labor induction rate has doubled in the last decade, going from 1 in 10 to 1 in five.