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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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We applaud Senator Hoevens leadership in asking HHS and CMS to reconsider these overly burdensome rules, said Shelly Peterson, President of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association.
Requiring FDA reviewers to consider the least burdensome appropriate means necessary for demonstrating a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness when requesting additional information from manufacturers during the premarket approval process; and
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Likewise, if documents sought by a requesting party are available from alternate sources--and particularly if they're available from a party to the litigation--courts are sympathetic to nonparties' argument that it's unduly burdensome to produce such documents.
3) Evidence that is requested and is relevant, but would be unduly burdensome to produce;
Even today's simplest regimens require two to four pills daily, which some experts say still makes it burdensome to achieve near-perfect adherence.
Many small companies are exempt from some regulations, but others can become burdensome when a business is quickly expanding.
The court held that denial of the inmate's request for a diet consistent with his Buddhist beliefs did not violate the inmate's Free Exercise rights because the inmates requested a diet free of pungent vegetables, which would have required special preparation of single servings and the special ordering of whole grain bread and soy milk, which would have been costly and burdensome.
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The religious groups argued that the gun law's notification requirements were too burdensome.