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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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Assessing and understanding more precisely the running and metabolic demands of elite rugby union is fundamental for trainers, coaches and players alike to optimize the training process.
Moreover, to avoid sports injuries, training sessions can be adjusted according to metabolic demand during their maximal effort.
Finally, in addition to providing an opportunity to focus of the technical/tactical components of MMA training, sparring matches appear to mimic the metabolic demands of the competitive environment.
The single ACC sensor provided inappropriate rates at most stages of the treadmill exercise test except during the 1 [sup]st min, after which the adaption was almost totally opposite to the SN and body metabolic demands.
Abnormal kinematics and associated compensations may be overemphasized as the cause of the high metabolic demand in individuals with lower-limb amputations [14].
Therefore, the aim of the present study was determine the physiological and metabolic demands of a simulated rescue and identify the determinants of rescue performance in a surf beach.
Adequate analgesia and sedation reduce agitation, Valsalva and metabolic demand.
ICP remains relatively constant, between five and 15mmHg, despite changes in blood and CSF flow related to posture, exercise and metabolic demand.
It also can be classified as high output, with an inordinate increase in the body's metabolic demands leading to an increase in CO of a normally functioning heart.
The reason for this greater amount of fat loss is due to a continued higher metabolic demand placed on the body after intense exercise for slow, boring cardio it may only take several minutes for the metabolism to recover back to pre exercise levels.
There can be several reasons for this, including increased metabolic demand, diseases, insufficient dietary CoQ10 intake, deficiency of factors required for biosynthesis, gene mutation and oxidative insult.
Patients who are malnourished are already in a situation in which they are likely to develop the complications of malnutrition and therefore require active nutritional support without further delay, whereas patients at risk of malnutrition may become malnourished over the next few days unless their disease process improves so that metabolic demand decreases and oral nutritional intake increases, or active steps are taken to ensure that their nutritional intake meets their ongoing metabolic demands.