metabolic cost

metabolic cost

[¦med·ə‚bäl·ik ′kȯst]
(industrial engineering)
The amount of energy consumed as the result of performing a given work task; usually expressed in calories.
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Much of the current research on RE is concerned with the vertical component of the GRF, and has stemmed from the hypothesis that the muscle forces required of an animal during the stance phase of running are key determinants of the metabolic cost of running (12).
6 kg of limb mass from the ankles to the hip, for example, reduces the metabolic cost of slow running by 15%.
Limiting the amount of tissue with high metabolic cost (especially muscle), and storing extra energy as body fat, seems to be the strategy of choice for surviving feast-famine cycles.
metabolic cost and mortality risk) associated with the three main feeding behaviors in zooplankton and to construct trait-based models to predict zooplankton trait distributions in the ocean.
Although seemingly counterintuitive, the loss of eyes is thought to be an "adaptive" or beneficial trait, as the maintenance of a complex but now useless organ would come at a high metabolic cost.
2] during exercise shows the metabolic cost and depends on relative work rate and type of muscle action [12].
Although several studies have measured energy expenditure (EE) during exercise testing in this population, there is limited research regarding the metabolic cost of activities of daily living (ADL).
Biomechanical testing will measure changes in energy expended by users, assessing how quickly individuals acclimate to the system and whether there is a reduction in metabolic cost.
So, smaller females may live and breed longer because their metabolic cost is less," he added.
As an example, consider the metabolic cost of carrying a Wildlife Computers PAT to each of these sizes (1.
The wild plant may already have enough defenses against pests, for example, or the gene may exact a metabolic cost.
It also helps you activate more muscle, so you raise the metabolic cost of every exercise even greater.