loading

(redirected from Loading dose)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Loading dose: maintenance dose

loading

the balancing out of workloads over the available CAPACITY of a machine or item of equipment. Effective machine loading seeks to identify and avoid over-or under-loaded machines or equipment. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING.
References in periodicals archive ?
The administration of a colistin loading dose is widely considered to be best practice, as it facilitates the rapid achievement of optimal bactericidal concentrations.
before induction of anaesthesia had significant decrease in MAP and HR after administration of loading dose.
2] receptor, we administered loading dose of dexmedetomidine slowly over 10 min.
Optimal dosage regimen remains controversial, with wide variations in reported loading doses (10-100 mg/kg) and infusion rates (1-10 mg/ kg/h) [7, 8].
At the end of infusion of the loading dose, any patient with a modified OAA/S = 1 was given an additional midazolam 0.
Cholecalciferol loading dose guideline for vitamin D-deficient adults.
Second, the half-life of colistin, the area under the curve, and the time needed to reach a steady state also plead for the use of a loading dose, to decrease the time span when bacteria are exposed to suboptimal antibiotic concentrations and undergo selective resistance pressure.
The letter mentions that the 90010 iodine loading dose excretion cutoff to determine whole-body iodine sufficiency was chosen arbitrarily.
Emerging evidence suggests that weight-related loading doses, with fixed or weight-related maintenance doses, are more efficacious at achieving target serum trough concentrations.
7] Dose of prasugrel is single 60 mg oral loading dose and then continue at 10 mg orally once daily.
Our patient developed acute digoxin toxicity after a standard loading dose of 0.