respiratory quotient


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respiratory quotient

[′res·prə‚tor·ē ¦kwō·shənt]
(physiology)
The ratio of volumes of carbon dioxide evolved and oxygen consumed during a given period of respiration. Abbreviated RQ.
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This is not the primary concern of the investigation; whether anaerobic respiration has occurred or not would be reflected in the value of respiratory quotient obtained.
01) (Table 1) and a significant decrease in 24 h respiratory quotient (p < 0.
The green tea also altered respiratory quotients, indicating a shift toward more fat burning.
As work intensity increases, the RER, also referred to as the respiratory quotient (RQ), approaches 1.
The respiratory quotient was also affected by each of the factors studied.
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After 26 weeks, women who received the multinutrient supplement had significantly lower body weight, body mass index, fat mass, respiratory quotient, and total and LDL cholesterol; and higher resting energy expenditure and HDL levels compared with placebo and baseline levels.

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