Otto Meyerhof

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Noun1.Otto Meyerhof - United States biochemist (born in Germany) who studied the metabolism of muscles (1884-1951)
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In 1918, Otto Meyerhof and Jakub Parnas showed that glucose was utilized as a fuel and lactic acid produced as an end-product during muscle cell contractions.
Nobel prize-winning research by AV Hill and Otto Meyerhof provided a rational explanation linking lactate to anaerobiosis and acidosis, which resulted in this relationship being widely accepted as fact.
The German biochemist Otto Meyerhof (1884-1951) independently demonstrated the same fact in chemical terms.