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Oxygen Uptake and METs

Purpose:

To convert between different measures of oxygen consumption during an activity.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I00-I99, J00-J99

Description:

The harder a person works, the more energy is expended and the more oxygen consumed. The metabolic intensity of an activity may be expressed in terms of oxygen uptake or METs (metabolic equivalents).

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