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

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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