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demand

1. Economics
a. willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
b. the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified price
2. Law a formal legal claim, esp to real property

demand

[də′mand]
(electricity)

demand

1. The electric load on a system, integrated over a specific time interval; usually expressed in watts or kilowatts.
2. The volume of gas per unit time (usually expressed in cubic feet per hour or liters per second) or the amount of heat (usually expressed in Btu per hour or megajoules per hour) required for the operation of one or more gas appliances.
3. The rate of flow of water, usually expressed in gallons per minute (liters per second), furnished by a water supply system to various types of plumbing fixtures and water outlets under normal conditions.
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5) Consideration for occupational physical activity requires quantification of the work-related metabolic demand.
Abnormal kinematics and associated compensations may be overemphasized as the cause of the high metabolic demand in individuals with lower-limb amputations [14].
Adequate analgesia and sedation reduce agitation, Valsalva and metabolic demand.
Notably horizontal running was the least responsible for change in HSP70 in the kidney, while downhill running was clearly the exercise with less metabolic demand, indicating that the HSP70 kidney response to exercise was not dose-responsive to metabolic demand.
ICP remains relatively constant, between five and 15mmHg, despite changes in blood and CSF flow related to posture, exercise and metabolic demand.
Both scenarios can result in increased ICP due to increased cerebral metabolic demand, increased cerebral blood flow, and vasocongestion.
The combined response for domestic ruminants is to select diets that meet the metabolic demand for nutrients, that is, to avoid accumulations of excess metabolites within the digestive tract or in circulation (Illius and Jessop 1996).
Stressors can also increase metabolic demand, energy expenditure and micronutrient needs.
Results from this study showed that metabolic demand for servicemembers with amputations was 8.
He added that discovering the genetic and molecular basis for this protection, and for the mechanisms that underlie the reduction in metabolic demand could help experts apply them in a wide range of disciplines.
However, it is unknown whether the relationship between exercise intensity, metabolic demand and cardiovascular response is altered by BFR.
In order to maintain homeostasis, blood flow is simultaneously regulated by changes in pressure, peripheral resistance, and metabolic demand.