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RUNNER'S HIGH

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Feeling of euphoria encountered by a number of cross-country running enthusiasts and joggers as they approach the conclusion of a run. The sensation of elation is considered to be related to the body's manufacture of endorphins in the course of physiological strain. See also: endorphins.

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RUNWAY

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Used in animal testing, the path which leads from a beginning section to a target section, or to the principal section of a maze.

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RURAL ENVIRONMENT

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Surroundings generally identified by open terrain and limited habitation; distant from metropolitan areas and urban centers; with an economic system which is typically centered on agriculture, but could instead be dependent on other forms of commercial activities, including logging, mining, fossil fuel and natural gas exploration, or tourism. In environmental psychology, frequently employed as a foundation for evaluating the urban surroundings pertaining to air-pollution concentrations, crowding, and criminal behavior, along with other physical and community issues. See also: urban behavior.

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RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

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Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated or certified by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services as medically under-served. Supplies physician, nurse practitioner, or other medical professional services and supplies incidental to care, as well as nutritionists, diabetic training services, medications, and medical nutrition therapy related to primary care. See also: National Association of Rural Health Clinics.

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