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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.

body burden

1 the state of activity of a radioactive chemical in the body at a specified time after administration.
2 chemicals stored in the body that may be detected by analysis.
The total amount of a particular agent or chemical in the body. For some chemicals, the body burden is high, because the agent is stored in fat or bone or is eliminated very slowly

body burden

Therapeutics A popular term for the total amount of a particular agent or chemical in the body; for some chemicals, the BB is high, because the agent is stored in fat or bone or is eliminated very slowly

bod·y bur·den

(bod'ē bŭr'dĕn)
The amount of a harmful substance that is permanently present in a person's body.

bod·y bur·den

(bod'ē bŭr'dĕn)
The amount of a harmful substance that is permanently present in a person's body.
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Blood lead represents only 1-5% of the total body burden of lead (4,17).
Pooled strain mean body burden maxima increased each year, beginning at less than 100 cells/g tissue in 2004, then increasing to 10-[10.
CDC plans to release more body burden data every two years, and scientists say it will take months to digest the reams of information in the current report.
The body burdens of currently banned or restricted chemicals, such as DDT, lead, and polychlorinated biphenyls, appear to have dropped since earlier studies.
In March 2001, PBS aired a special revealing the results of journalist Bill Moyer's body burden tests.
Recent studies, however, have reported observations that challenge the long-held view that U-Cd is a reliable biomarker of the Cd body burden at low exposure levels.
The Mussel Watch Program has included a histopathological survey since 1995 to track population health and to assess potential interactions between diseases, parasites, and pathologies and contaminant body burden.
This prenatal and neonatal body burden of mercury approximates the doses received from vaccines, and could predispose the infant to adverse effect from vaccine mercury.
As it is essential to any protocol, I always suggest that we must first do something about the body burden of heavy metals that we carry, which affects the immune system's TH1-TH2 ratio, setting the stage for vulnerability to persistent and recurring bacterial and viral infections.
By reducing the cancer patient's body burden and extending overall survival, they are truly "heroic.