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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4) correspond to data from voluntary muscle, where variations in blood volume or increased oxygen consumption resulting in oxygen debt are generated experimentally.
When glucose consumption dominates, we find ourselves producing an abundance of lactic acid and therefore oxygen debt.
Against a tough opponent, the final minutes of a match would be characterized by severe pain in the lungs and chest, fear of losing, embarrassment from looking bad, nausea from oxygen debt, and an occasional time-out to vomit into a bucket that was always waiting for me at the edge of the mat.
Hence, the oxygen debt must be larger than the oxygen deficit, i.
The research indicates supplemental oxygen promotes health and that, conversely, chronic oxygen debt (hypoxia) causes health problems.