body burden


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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.
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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To monitor the potential change in body burden of contaminants for all FN workers preparing Mid-Canada Radar Line Site 050 for delineation, Phase 2 (June to August 1999; approximately three months of work in the contaminated zone), we collected matched blood samples (before and after exposure on the site) for nine of the workers.
In both of these studies, bone lead concentrations indicated a threefold higher body burden of lead compared with unexposed controls, but no indicators of early tubular or glomerular damage were increased.
Earlier analyses of Mussel Watch data consistently showed that neighboring bays tended to vary concordantly both in parasite and pathology weighted prevalence and in the body burden of many contaminants (Kim & Powell 1998, Kim et al.
EWG looked for 210 chemicals in nine people and created a personal body burden profile for each - putting a human face, as well as a corporate face, on the problem.
(2) Consumption (g d-1) = Body burden (Bq)/ {meat conc.
Consequently, associations between U-Cd and urine LMW proteins in the adult general population, which have long been interpreted as evidence of the effects of Cd body burden on renal function (Buchet et al.
Determination of body burdens for hepatopancreas, hemolymph, gill, and ovary was made using measured metal concentrations and individual organ weights.
A growing body of evidence from population-based studies suggests an association between body burden of Cd and type 2 diabetes.
Pooled strain mean body burden maxima increased each year, beginning at less than 100 cells/g tissue in 2004, then increasing to 10-[10.sup.3] cells/g in 2005, [10.sup.4]-[10.sup.5] cells/g in 2006, and [10.sup.5]-[10.sup.6] cells/g in 2007 (Fig.
Body Burden, a clown show about breast cancer and the environment, has three performances scheduled in Eugene in coming days.
That's where "you're going to have the potential to build up a body burden," Birnbaum says.
Physicians who treat patients suffering from the health effects of chemicals in the environment are always looking for the most accurate and reliable means of testing for body burden. Body burden refers to the amount of chemicals present in one's body at a given point in time.