excess postexercise oxygen consumption

(redirected from recovery oxygen consumption)

ex·cess post·ex·er·cise ox·y·gen con·sump·tion

(EPOC) (eks'es pōst-eks'ĕr-sīz ok'si-jĕn kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
Elevated aerobic metabolism following exercise that restores the body to its preexercise condition; duration varies with intensity and duration of exercise performed.
Synonym(s): recovery oxygen consumption.
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