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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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Her marriage with young Burden was the subject of sharp comment at the time.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
As Sindbad was relating his adventures chiefly on account of the porter, he ordered, before beginning his tale, that the burden which had been left in the street should be carried by some of his own servants to the place for which Hindbad had set out at first, while he remained to listen to the story.
It is the spirit that stoopeth the shoulders, I ween, and not the weight; for armor is heavy, yet it is a proud burden, and a man standeth straight in it.
but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle.
And to those who are not rich and are impatient of old age, the same reply may be made; for to the good poor man old age cannot be a light burden, nor can a bad rich man ever have peace with himself.
Nonetheless, Fitch still deems the median state liability burden low relative to state resources.
While the world or other people may be harsh and merciless in demanding from us, Jesus is gentle and lowly of heart; and while the world's burdens may be too heavy to bear, Jesus' yoke is easy and his burden light.
Objective: To determine the burden on the caregivers of patients receiving dialysis treatment.
The report, Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011, uses 2011 data to calculate the health impact-or 'burden'-of cancer, and shows that its impact is greater than any other group of diseases, accounting for one-fifth of the burden.
Some studies identified caregiver burden as independent risk factor for increased mortality rate in caregivers by 63%.
Burden of care in schizophrenia correlates with patients' illness variables (Dyck et al.