oxygen debt


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oxygen debt

n.
The amount of extra oxygen required by muscle tissue during recovery from vigorous exercise.

ox′ygen debt`



n.
the body's oxygen deficiency resulting from strenuous physical activity.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.oxygen debt - a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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You want to run out of breath and be in oxygen debt," Aliotti said.
You're in oxygen debt and I had to really push past that pain and see if I could get in.
We draw attention: the concept of EPOC (Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption) states that any effort starts and ends with an oxygen debt (O2D max); it results that, for mobilizing the body to reach maximal oxygen consumption, at least 3 minutes must elapse, depending on the length of the event.
A persistently normal ScvO [sub]2 and decreasing serum lactate concentration normally reflects a resolving oxygen deficit, and that any oxygen debt is being repaid.
2debt], The oxygen debt estimation showed a flat trend both in tests carried out at 80% and 120% of the VT2 speed (Figure 2 right panels).
One explanation for this finding may be that the longer the mussels spent closed, the greater the oxygen debt they incurred while closed, and the greater the subsequent metabolic rate when they opened, due to the need to repay their oxygen debt.
Anaerobic metabolism causes oxygen debt growth and lactic acid production keeping high heart rate values (2), (3).