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loading

 [lōd´ing]
1. administering sufficient quantities of a substance to test a subject's ability to metabolize or absorb it.
2. the exertion of lengthening force on a body part such as a muscle or ligament.

load·ing

(lōd'ing),
Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.

loading

Physiology The adding of a substance to a system or to the body. See Bicarbonate loading, Carbohydrate loading, Phosphate loading, Soda loading.

load·ing

(lōd'ing)
1. Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function or of rapidly achieving therapeutic levels of a drug.
2. Application of weight or resistance to a muscle or through a joint.
See also: axial loading

load·ing

(lōd'ing)
1. Process in which dental prosthesis is placed into functional occlusion.
2. Administration of a substance for the purpose of testing metabolic function.
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In Col-3 and Col-4, which were subjected to a persistent eccentric compressive load with a magnitude of 0.2[P.sub.u] and 0.35[P.sub.u], respectively, and 300 times of freeze-thaw cycles and 100 times of seawater immersion, the horizontal tensile cracks induced by the persistent load closed upon the removal of the persistent loading system.
In general, airplanes with larger wing area and lower weight--or with a relatively low wing loading--fly more slowly than an airplane with a higher wing loading while airplanes with a smaller wing area and higher weight, or high wing loading, fly faster.
Calm Ratio: Calm Ratio is calculated as the ratio of total cumulative acoustic emission activity during the unloading phase to total cumulative AE activity during the entire loading cycle.
This can be further explained by the significantly increased shrinkages (tangential shrinkage for the loaded LR specimen and radial shrinkage for the loaded LT specimen) in the loading direction (Figs.
The same comparison was made with compounds containing higher carbon black loadings of N650 at 55 parts by volume.
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Before heading out to the aircraft, he reached for the trusty ole 33-1-2, the loading bible.
This program includes diligent mechanical inspection and maintenance of the deadweights and associated loading mechanisms.
As design and rating specifications evolve, new knowledge of actual loading, behavior, and resistance are incorporated.
Purpose: To assess the feasibility of utilizing an axial loading device on individuals with acute low back pain and to assess the sagittal plane kinematics and posterior disc bulge of the lumbar spine during axial loaded MRI in persons with acute low back pain.
While insurers take on the risks, they generally don't have a presence during loading or on ships at sea.