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LABELING

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Patient may be incomplete or misleading, because not all cases conform to the sharply defined characteristics of the standard diagnostic categories, in psychological assessment

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LABELING THEORY

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Describing an individual as deviant and then treating them as such may result in mental disorder or delinquency also called societal reaction theory and the sociological hypothesis assessment

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LABIA

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The labia comprising a larger outer pair, the majora sing, labium majus and a thinner inner pair the minora sing, labium minus enclose the clitoris and the openings of the urethra and vagina, it is four folds of tissue forming part of the female genitalia

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LABIAL

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Lacking emotional stability see affective, describing the early stage of memory formation that can be easily disrupted by factors influencing brain activity, or relating to the lips. Denoting a speech sound made with the lips

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LABIODENTAL

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A speech sound also called a labial dental, also a denoting speech sound made with the lower lip touching or near the upper teeth. See labial

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LABOR

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From the dilation of the cervix until the infants head begins to emerge into the birth canal, see delivery it is the first stage of child birth

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LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ACT

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The act identified and prohibited certain unfair labour practices of both unions and employers, created the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to aid in resolution of disputes

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LABOR RELATIONS

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A multidisciplinary field of study devoted to understanding and managing employee employer or union employer relations, also called industrial relations. Relations between employer and employees or between them and the unions

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LABORATORY-METHOD MODEL

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an education approach which emphasizes the role of social interaction. The development of personal awareness and interpersonal skills is a major area of concern.

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LABYRINTHITIS

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It may result in the loss of balance, partial or temporary loss of hearing or loss of balance it is an infection or inflammation of the ear

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