oxygen consumption


An expression of the rate at which oxygen is used by tissues, usually given in microliters of oxygen consumed in 1 hour by 1 milligram dry weight of tissue.

Nearby words

  1. oxygen,
  2. oxygen acid,
  3. oxygen affinity hypoxia,
  4. oxygen bar,
  5. oxygen capacity,
  6. oxygen cycle,
  7. oxygen debt,
  8. oxygen deficit,
  9. oxygen demand,
  10. oxygen effect

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