Definition of viral load in English:

viral load

Syllabification: vi·ral load


  • A measurement of the amount of a virus in an organism, typically in the bloodstream, usually stated in virus particles per milliliter.
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    • The outcome measures were CD4 + T cell counts, and viral load of the HIV virus in blood.
    • The viral load or the amount of nucleic acid present can be tracked over time using a graphical patient report.
    • The viral load measure can read as high as a million, depending on the limits of the lab test.

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