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 [lōd´ing]
1. administering sufficient quantities of a substance to test a subject's ability to metabolize or absorb it.
2. the exertion of lengthening force on a body part such as a muscle or ligament.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

load·ing

(lōd'ing),
Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
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loading

Physiology The adding of a substance to a system or to the body. See Bicarbonate loading, Carbohydrate loading, Phosphate loading, Soda loading.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

load·ing

(lōd'ing)
1. Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function or of rapidly achieving therapeutic levels of a drug.
2. Application of weight or resistance to a muscle or through a joint.
See also: axial loading
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

load·ing

(lōd'ing)
1. Process in which dental prosthesis is placed into functional occlusion.
2. Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012