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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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Ginzburg explains it, this new NIH-funded research will help develop treatments for patients with iron overload anemias.
Patients require regular blood transfusions, and therapy to remove iron overloads.
It has also been reported that lower iron accumulation is better demonstrated in gradient echo sequences, whereas iron overload is better visualized in spin echo sequences.
Nontransferrin bound iron: a key role in iron overload and iron toxicity.
Currently available treatments for iron overload are burdensome or cause side effects.
13), (18) Iron overload is present when serum transferrin saturation is initially above 45% in women and 50% in men.
Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ExjadeA (deferasirox) for the treatment of chronic iron overload in patients 10 years of age and older with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) syndromes and with a liver iron concentration of at least 5 mg of iron per gram dry weight and a serum ferritin measurement greater than 300 micrograms per liter.
Iron overload is associated with excess oxygen radicals and tissue peroxidation damage, which have a wellrecognized adverse effect on patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).
The audience was informed that the children with thalessemia need monthly blood transfusions apart from pharmacological treatment to control the iron overload.
1,2 Age-related iron overload is a known contributor to multiple degenerative diseases, including liver fibrosis, heart attack, and cancer.
The transfusions are usually performed once a month; these have led to iron overload.