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burden

 [ber´den]
body burden chemicals stored in the body that may be detected by analysis.

bod·y bur·den

(bod'ē bĕr'den),
Activity of a radiopharmaceutical retained by the body at a specified time following administration.

burden

1 load.
2 a heavy, oppressive load, as a disabling clinical load.
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The recollection of the horrid days that had just passed was the thing that finally decided the Manyuema, and so, after a short conference, they took up their burdens and set off to retrace their steps toward the village of the Waziri.
The report, Australian Burden of Disease Study: Fatal burden of disease 2010, shows that there were around 143,500 deaths in Australia in 2010, resulting in 2.
Kenneth Leroy Burden, who owns several companies tied to real estate, filed for personal bankruptcy and listed only $283,907 in assets.
My crown will one day go to the one who first returns bearing his burden like a king should.
Louise Burden was just 16 when she carried out the unprovoked attacks.
5) As an added measure, Congress took the rare step of shifting the burden of proof to the accused to prove the existence of all affirmative defenses by a preponderance of the evidence.
Even though household credit has risen, the debt burden has not.
This report comprises a series of tables covering taxation base, historical excise rates, legal controls and a calculation of the total taxation burden on beer.
Chief executive Jeremy Burden said: "Over the past few years Burdens has increased it's turnover and logistics capabilities by 100 per cent, a major achievement during what is one of the most severe recessions in the industry.
Physicians are more concerned about the burden of taking call than about how much they get paid for providing coverage at hospital emergency departments, according to a survey by the American Medical Group Association and a consulting firm.
According to the survey, when physicians were asked to choose between reduced call burden or payment, 58% of those surveyed said it was more important to reduce call burden.
COVENTRY has a new national champion after swimmer James Burden took gold at the British Gas National Youth Championships in Sheffield.