Definition of afterloading in English:

afterloading

noun

  • 1Physiology
    Physiology. The subjection of a muscle to an afterload; the degree of afterload to which a muscle, especially the heart, is subjected.

  • 2Medicine
    Medicine. Insertion of a radioactive substance into a receptacle previously implanted at a specific site in the body; the type of radiotherapy that uses this technique.

Origin

1920s. Probably partly from afterload + -ing, and partly from after- + loading.

Pronunciation:

afterloading

/ˈɑːftələʊdɪŋ//ˈaftələʊdɪŋ/