Warburg, Otto H.

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Warburg, Otto H.

Ger. biochemist, 1883–1970.

Warburg apparatus

A capillary manometer used for determining oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production of small bits of cellular tissue. It is widely used in metabolism studies.

Warburg effect

The reliance of most cancer cells on glycolysis rather than oxidation to meet their metabolic needs.