oxygen debt

oxygen debt

noun Physiology.
the body's oxygen deficiency resulting from strenuous physical activity.

Origin:
1920–25

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oxygen debt n.
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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