Definition of body burden in English:
The total amount of a particular chemical present in a human’s or animal’s body, typically a radioactive element or other toxic substance: even people with typical exposures to the chemicals in the survey could face health risks from their body burden
More example sentences
- The slow component reflects the body burden in view of the known transport of cadmium via blood from the liver to the kidneys and other tissues.
- Smoking increases the cadmium body burden, and perhaps cadmium is released from body pools during pregnancy.
- The half-life of methyl mercury in blood, which is assumed to indicate the total body burden, is usually assumed to be about 50 days.
Definition of body burden in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia