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Whitten effect

the effect of chemical communication in inducing ovulation. In some rodent species, females ovulate when exposed to odors or scents from adult males. Other effects of chemical signals on reproduction include the Bruce effect and the Lee–Boot effect. See also Vandenbergh effect. [Wesley K. Whitten (1918–2010), Australian reproductive physiologist]

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administrative controls

administrative controls

in safety engineering, managerial interventions—such as training, rotating work schedules to reduce exposure (e.g., to hazardous chemicals), and implementing clearance requirements—that can help to maintain a safe environment in the workplace. Administrative controls, supplemented by the use of personal protective equipment, are considered the second resort after engineering controls. See also hazard-control protocol.