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lead

verb
1. To show the way to:
2. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
3. To have authoritative charge of:
4. To go through (life) in a certain way:
5. To begin (something) with preliminary or prefatory material:
phrasal verb
lead offphrasal verb
lead tonoun
1. Something or someone that shows the way:
2. A piece of information useful in a search:
3. An act or instance of guiding:
4. The capacity to lead others:
5. The main performer in a theatrical production:
6. A prominent article in a periodical:
Chiefly British: leader.
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Although the net contribution of bone lead to blood lead may be much less than the full amount of bone lead released via bone resorption, isotopic equilibration between the bone lead and blood lead occurs as lead is released to the plasma, mixes with plasma lead, and is incorporated back into bone.
Finally, the authors point out that although TWA and IBL are associated with peripheral nerve damage, bone lead--another measure of chronic exposure--is a weak predictor of lead effects in the nervous system because it reflects only that lead stored in the bone compartment and not necessarily the cumulative blood lead to which peripheral nerves were exposed.
It can cause permanent brain damage and, at its worst, even lead to a child's death.
Most of the recycled lead goes back into making new batteries, so the refiners adjust trace elements in the lead to meet the specifications of the battery industry.
They believe the strict new guidelines for eradicating lead paint from the city's housing stock are a catastrophic blow to the rehabilitation of properties that will lead to more children living in lead-contaminated homes that ever.
Atmospheric emission sources are outside the condor range and not in prevailing wind patterns and are unlikely to be a significant source of lead to condors, nor is lead from soil, the report said.
The FDA is aware of the suit, and according to an agency spokesperson, will next evaluate the scientific data that the report was based upon, and determine if the products contain enough lead to designate a health hazard.
The blood then transfers the lead to soft body tissue and bone.
The alternatives have not yet displaced lead to any great extent, owing to cost issues and to the fact that lead remains perfectly legal to use.
The Tendril ST lead also offers advanced technology that enables physicians to save time during implants, and causes less disturbance to heart tissue by allowing the lead to take crucial measurements (such as threshold and sensing diagnostics) to ensure that the lead is in the correct position before fixating the lead to the heart.
The consensus of opinion is that since we have lost our senior lead officers, communications have broken down; more graffiti is apparent and this can only lead to more crimes; they give us numbers to call, but no one is there, and if we're lucky, we reach a recording and they may return our calls in a few days.
At higher levels lead poisoning can lead to blindness, kidney failure, coma, and death.