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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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A previous study demonstrated that up to 70% of critically ill patients in the ICU have fluid overload.
Reliance on these fluid management features while using the Symphion System still requires careful consideration of an individual patient's risk factors for fluid overload, as well as team vigilance during the procedure, but they may afford an additional layer of protection against complications associated with fluid overload.
Patients with fluid overload problems due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), hyponatremia, head trauma, water intoxication, and heart failure would not benefit from a hypotonic solution.
A balance must be maintained between under-hydration and fluid overload.
The second aspect concerns the deregulation of fluid metabolism with dehydration or fluid overload with an increased risk of exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH).
The expected increase in blood pressure with fluid overload does occur, but only as a trend for the population.
Blood pressure usually normalises after diuresis has occurred and fluid overload has resolved, which in most cases happens within 2 - 3 weeks.
But we will face a lot of challenges in this surgery because the amount of fluid in this case would be a lot and there is a risk of fluid overload in the body.
SEATTLE--An investigational agent that eliminates excess fluid through the gastrointestinal tract appears promising for treatment in patients with heart failure--related fluid overload who also have chronic kidney disease, new data suggest.
4) Therefore I urge caution in trying to force a diuresis with resuscitation fluids if patients present with anuria/oliguria and do not respond to initial fluid therapy as they can be pushed into fluid overload with subsequent need for ventilatory support.
10 In a peripheral setup of develop- ing countries in which monitoring in intensive care units may not be possible, hyperkalemia and fluid overload may become problems during therapy.
As one might expect, the first time I saw him he was in severe fluid overload, had an eight month pregnantlooking abdomen from all of the ascites, and was falling in the apartment.