Net oxygen consumption | definition of net oxygen consumption by Medical dictionary
net oxygen consumption
net ox·y·gen con·sump·tion (net ok'si-jen kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
Use of oxygen beyond that necessary to sustain life at rest (i.e., oxygen consumption for a given activity less resting oxygen consumption).
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Respiration and photosynthesis by these fouling organisms would be expected to affect net oxygen consumption
by the whole mass, thereby affecting the supply of oxygen to internal embryos.