maximum aerobic capacity


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maximum aerobic capacity

Abbreviation: VO2 max BP
The maximum amount of physiological work that an individual can do, as measured by oxygen consumption. VO2 max is determined by the combination of aging and cardiovascular conditioning and is associated with the efficiency of oxygen extraction in the tissues.
Synonym: maximal oxygen uptake
See also: capacity
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