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load

 [lōd]
the quantity of something that is carried or borne.
case load the number of patients under the care of an individual health care worker.
viral load the number of copies of RNA of a given virus per milliliter of blood.

load

(lōd),
1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
2. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
[M.E. lode, fr. A.S. lād,]

load

A measurable quantity of a thing. See Patient load Drug slang 25 bags of heroin Medtalk The content of a substance or material. See Afterload, Front load, Standard load.

load

(lōd)
1. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.
2. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.

load

(lōd)
Departure from normal body content; positive loads are quantities in excess of normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
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Stephen Lohr led off with a double and after a single by Andy Cosgrove and a walk by Davis loaded the bases, Iriart hit into a double play against reliever Kyle Fimbrez to make the score 5-3.
The Redhawks loaded the bases to start the second inning but managed only 1 run on a double play.
Oregon loaded the bases in the bottom of the second when Austin Grebeck walked with two outs before Eureste singled and Goldfarb walked, but Tolman struck out to end the threat.
After sailing through the second inning, Hawkins ran into trouble in the third when she loaded the bases with two outs.
In the bottom of the inning, Leominster American again loaded the bases, but scored just one run on an error.
They loaded the bases again with one out on a single Joe Gaskill, another perfect bunt for a hit by Josh Periaswamy and a hit batter from Sebastian Garza.
Sturbridge loaded the bases in the bottom of the second, but left fielder Grant Gattuso made a sensational sliding catch off the bat of Sturbridge's Avery Wetherbee to end the threat.
Normal scored a run in the bottom of the fifth and loaded the bases with one out in the sixth before a double play ended the threat.
The Spartans loaded the bases with one out in the first and didn't score.
Leicester loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but Roy struck out senior right fielder Amanda Stanick and got freshman second baseman Kiley Hennessey to ground out to first to end the threat.
"They loaded the bases and I wanted to drive that run in."
After two walks loaded the bases, Salem got a pair of fielder's choice outs at the plate before Forrest drew the game-ending walk.