the body's oxygen deficiency resulting from strenuous physical activity.
Irreparable vs. UnrepairableThe words irreparable and unrepairable are synonyms that mean unable to be fixed.
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Origin of oxygen debt
First recorded in 1920–25
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Medicine definitions for oxygen debt
The amount of extra oxygen required by muscle tissue to oxidize lactic acid and replenish depleted ATP and phosphocreatine following vigorous exercise.
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