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overload

[′ō·vər‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
A load on a structure that is greater than that for which the structure was designed.
(electronics)
A load greater than that which a device is designed to handle; may cause overheating of power-handling components and distortion in signal circuits.
(geology)
The amount of sediment that exceeds the ability of a stream to transport it and is therefore deposited.

Overload

In electricity, more than a normal amount of electric current flowing through a device or machine, or a load greater than the device is designed to carry.

overload

1. A load on a structure in excess of that for which it was designed.
2. Electric current, power, or voltage in excess of that for which a device or circuit was designed.
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In most cases uncontrolled HT is caused by volume overload, a direct consequence of non-compliance relating to a low salt diet and drug treatment.
Thus, while the immediate issue is resolved, colloids can contribute to fluid volume overload in the following days.
Acute RV volume overload is caused by conditions such as acute tricuspid regurgitation (TR), volume overload and ruptured Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
A narrow pulse pressure associated with volume overload would be cardiogenic.
Along the second axis, increased alveolar dead space, commonly due to acute lung injury, volume overload, obstructive lung disease, hypovolemia, excess PEEP or pulmonary arterial occlusion, impairs the lung's CO2-exchanging efficiency.
He was intubated within 13 hours, and he required central venovenous hemofiltration for volume overload and metabolic acidosis.
An enlarged heart on chest X-ray more reliably reflects a volume overload than a pressure overload (1).
The principal objectives were to 1) minimize hemodilution, 2) decrease systemic inflammatory reactions associated with extracorporeal perfusion, and 3) prevent postoperative volume overload and hyperkalemia.