VO2 max

noun
\ ˌvē-ō-ˈtü-ˈmaks How to pronounce VO{inf}2{/inf} max (audio) \

Definition of VO2 max

: the maximum amount of oxygen the body can utilize during a specified period of usually intense exercise

First Known Use of VO2 max

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for VO2 max

volume of O2 maximum

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“VO2 max.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/VO2%20max. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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VO2 max

noun
\ ˌvē-ō-ˈtü-ˈmaks How to pronounce VO{inf}2{/inf} max (audio) \

Medical Definition of VO2 max

: the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during a specified period of usually intense exercise that depends on body weight and the strength of the lungs

called also maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake, max VO2

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