Definition of Oxygen debt

1. Noun. A cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest.




Definition of Oxygen debt

1. Noun. the amount of extra oxygen required to oxidize lactic acid in the muscles built up during vigorous exercise ¹

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Medical Definition of Oxygen debt

1. The extra oxygen (compared with its usual oxygen intake at rest) an organismconsumes after a period of strenouousphysical activity. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxygen Debt

oxygen-17
oxygen-18
oxygen acid
oxygen affinity anoxia
oxygen affinity hypoxia
oxygen bar
oxygen bars
oxygen bottle
oxygen bottles
oxygen burning
oxygen capacity
oxygen compounds
oxygen consumption
oxygen cylinder
oxygen cylinders
oxygen debt (current term)
oxygen deficit
oxygen demand
oxygen dependent killing
oxygen depletion
oxygen deprivation theory of narcosis
oxygen derived free radicals
oxygen difluoride
oxygen effect
oxygen electrode
oxygen fluoride
oxygen gas
oxygen inhalation therapy
oxygen isotopes
oxygen lance

Literary usage of Oxygen debt

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"This is accomplished by establishing a temporary oxygen debt for a few hours (not ... Hence, an oxygen debt evidently is created in both species in their ..."

2. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"... excursion into the water, and it takes much of the day to restore its body temperature to normal (about 96 Deg F) as well as to repay its oxygen debt. ..."

3. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"... extends for at least 50 to 60 minutes in order to pay off the incurred oxygen debt. Fever appears to be a primitive response, present even in ..."

4. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"... 96 Deg F) as well as to repay its oxygen debt. The marine iguana is not a casual surface swimmer; it is a strong diver, descending to depths of 35 ft. ..."

5. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Aerobic metabolism and muscle total adenine pool may decrease, while oxygen debt, blood and muscle lactate accumulation, skeletal muscle glycogen ..."

6. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"Ischemia leads not only to a tissue oxygen debt, but also to a substrate (glucose) debt; the combination is especially harmful to the immature brain with ..."

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