Definition of viral load in English:

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viral load

noun

A measurement of the amount of a virus in an organism, typically in the bloodstream, usually stated in virus particles per milliliter.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: vi·ral load

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