oxygen debt


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oxygen debt

[′äk·sə·jən ‚det]
(physiology)
A bodily condition in which oxygen demand is greater than oxygen supply.
The amount of oxygen needed to restore the body to a steady state after a muscular exertion.
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In shock, the oxygen deficit is only a "snapshot" calculated as the difference between baseline "normal" VO [sub]2 and the VO [sub]2 measured at a particular time; however, oxygen debt accumulates over time.
Between 60% and 70% MHR, the same individual would be consuming so much glucose that their metabolism will fall dearly in their "red zone" resulting in a large oxygen debt.
Assessing shock resuscitation strategies by oxygen debt repayment.
The anaerobic exercise creates an oxygen debt that is paid back for more than 24 hours after the exercise is over.
He must have built up the biggest oxygen debt in racing history.
You're short of breath and no doubt that at times your body feels in oxygen debt.
Think of it this way: The heart works harder to deliver oxygen-rich blood to the muscles to make up the oxygen debt that started at AT.