specific dynamic action

noun

Medical Definition of specific dynamic action

: the effect of ingestion and assimilation of food and especially of protein in increasing the production of heat in the body abbreviation SDA

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“Specific dynamic action.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/specific%20dynamic%20action. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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