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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.
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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.
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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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information overload

A symptom of the high-tech age, which is too much information for one person to absorb in a world of expanding digital technology. Information overload primarily comes from the gigantic amount of content on the Internet, including search engine results, blogs and social media. Web pages bombard the senses with ads, and junk email (spam) adds chaos. Combine the digital information with the traditional sources such as TV, magazines, newsletters and junk postal mail, and information overload is a fact of modern life in the developed world. See Data Smog, disinformation and digital vacation.

The Help Manuals Make It Worse
Information overload also includes the often indecipherable documentation that must be read to operate everything from a handheld device to a software application. It boils down to this: the volume of information that crossed our brains in one week at the end of the 20th century is more than a person received in a lifetime at the beginning of it. See user interface and RTFM.

overloading

In programming, the ability to use the same variable for different data types. For example, the variable result could be initially filled (loaded) with a pointer and then with a string of data. See variable.
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The spectrum of ID, iron sufficiency and iron overload in BTT implies that there might not be a singular mechanism of iron balance.
Iron overload plays a main role in cardiac dysfunction; though genetics, immunologic factors, infections and chronic anemia are also responsible.
Iron Overload (IO) animal model was established by applying the method as previously described with modification (16).
Iron overload cardiomyopathy: Better understanding of an increasing disorder.
The gold standard for the diagnosis of hepatic iron overload is a liver biopsy.
Iron overload produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to impairment of cellular function and multiple disorders as anemia, heart failure, liver cirrhosis, kidney injury, fibrosis, diabetes, arthritis, depression, impotency, infertility, and cancer [5].
Liver transplantation provides a unique opportunity to elucidate the role of the liver and the intestine in the pathogenesis of iron overload in HH ([4] Dwyer JP).
Some clinical evidence indicates that iron chelation therapy (ICT) can improve hematopoiesis and exert a survival benefit in iron overload patients with low-risk MDS (18-22).
Early symptoms of iron overload include fatigue, weakness, joint pains (especially in the hands and feet), abdominal pain, discoloured skin, impotency, loss of libido, shortness of breath, hair loss, forgetfulness, irritability, and menstrual problems.
T4 in all four thalassemic groups had a significant positive correlation with hemoglobin (P13 years female had a significant positive correlation with BMI, ferritin and hemoglobin (P1000 ng/ml lead to iron overload in various organ like heart, liver and endocrine gland (Olivieri and Brittenham, 1997; Vichinsky, 2001).
As hepcidin is an acute-phase reactant; its expression is raised in conditions of inflammation and iron overload (Balogh et al., 2004; Krijt et al., 2012;
In fact, the initial and most common abnormality seen in iron overload conditions is liver insulin resistance.