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    an event or factor that creates a contradiction or difficulty in a piece of reasoning

    Studies assessing changes in dopamine release during chronic neuroleptic treatment ... have been inconsistent. This may be due to methodological differences between studies, the invasive nature of these procedures, or other confounds.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/03/2013


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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