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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.
Hindbad was not a little surprised at this summons, and feared that his unguarded words might have drawn upon him the displeasure of Sindbad, so he tried to excuse himself upon the pretext that he could not leave the burden which had been entrusted to him in the street.
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.
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.
states are keeping overall debt largely in check, though their pension burdens are larger and rising as per Fitch Ratings in a new report.
Not because Jesus promises to remove all burdens from their lives, but because he promises a lighter load.
Conclusion: Care-giving can create enormous burdens on caregivers, affecting their physical and psychological health.
Interestingly, caregiver relationship with the care recipients was inversely related to burden; in other words, fewer burdens were observed among care recipient's relatives compared to non-relative caregivers (P = 0.
The declining trend in the debt burden is driven mostly by two groups of consumers, those whose burdens increased year over year and those whose burdens did not change.
Construction industry supplier WT Burdens, a family and employee owned business, has refinanced its funding capital.