We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.
Medical Dictionary


noun af·ter·load \ˈaf-tər-ˌlōd\

Medical Definition of AFTERLOAD

:  the force against which a ventricle contracts that is contributed to by the vascular resistance especially of the arteries and by the physical characteristics (as mass and viscosity) of the blood


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears