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calorimetry

 [kal″o-rim´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the heat eliminated or stored in any system.
direct calorimetry measurement of the amount of heat produced by a subject enclosed within a small chamber.
indirect calorimetry measurement of the amount of heat produced by a subject by determination of the amount of oxygen consumed and the amount of carbon dioxide eliminated.

di·rect cal·o·rim·e·try

measurement of the heat produced by a reaction, as distinguished from indirect methods, which involve measurement of something other than heat production itself.

direct calorimetry

the measurement of the amount of heat directly generated by reaction. Compare indirect calorimetry.

di·rect cal·or·i·me·try

(dĭr-ekt' kal'ŏr-im'ĕ-trē)
Measurement of the heat produced by a reaction, as distinguished from measurement of something other than heat production.

calorimetry

measurement of the heat eliminated or stored in any system.

direct calorimetry
measurement of heat actually produced by the organism which is confined in a sealed chamber or calorimeter.
indirect calorimetry
estimation of the heat produced by means of the respiratory differences of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the inspired and expired air.
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