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Metabolic Equivalent MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Metabolic Equivalent
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.600.337
G03.680.365
Unique ID
D055686
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055686
Scope Note
A measurement of OXYGEN uptake in a sitting, resting person (resting oxygen consumption), varying with age, sex, race, and other factors. In normal adult men, one MET is approximately 3.5 ml O2/kg/min of body weight. Oxygen uptake during activities or work can be measured in METs which can be use to determine health status and exercise prescription.
Previous Indexing
Energy Metabolism (2004-2008)
Oxygen Consumption (2004-2008)
Public MeSH Note
2009
History Note
2009
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Revision Date
2016/06/30
Metabolic Equivalent Preferred
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