oxygen demand

noun

Examples of oxygen demand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One theory was that fish gills were unable to keep up with the fish's oxygen demands in warmer water, which holds less oxygen than colder water. Devika Rao, theweek, 24 May 2024 The environmental impact of carbohydrate deicers is low in regard to soil, air, and vegetation; however, an increase in carbohydrates in water bodies could increase oxygen demand in aquatic ecosystems. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, 3 Feb. 2024 Ever since, the foundation has been keeping track of the water—bacteria levels, oxygen demand—and has seen the river’s health decline with India’s growth. Oliver Franklin-Wallis, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 Both of these emergencies result in oxygen deprivation to affected tissues, and because torpor involves a lower oxygen demand, the damage could be delayed or prevented. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 5 June 2023 Listening to relaxing music not only reduced heart and respiration rates but also oxygen demand of the heart in patients who have had a heart attack. Grace Leslie, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2021 Daily oxygen demand tripled at one big hospital in a tier-three city in Guangdong Province in recent weeks and is near full capacity, according to an executive who asked not to be named discussing the sensitive topic. Bloomberg, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2023 Fewer muscular contractions of the heart mean a decreased oxygen demand and the chest pain stops. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2022 After many such experiments, mainly with runners and cyclists, researchers have concluded that nitrate supplementation lowers the oxygen demand of exercise and improves performance in endurance sports. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxygen demand was in 1950

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“Oxygen demand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygen%20demand. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxygen demand

noun
oxygen de·​mand -di-ˈmand How to pronounce oxygen demand (audio)
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