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oxygen debt

noun

Definition of OXYGEN DEBT

:  a cumulative deficit of oxygen available for oxidative metabolism that develops during periods of intense bodily activity and must be made good when the body returns to rest

First Known Use of OXYGEN DEBT

1923

oxygen debt

noun \-ˈdet\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OXYGEN DEBT

:  a cumulative deficit of oxygen available for oxidative metabolism that develops during periods of intense bodily activity and must be made good when the body returns to rest

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