metabolic burst

metabolic burst

Respiratory burst, see there.

met·a·bol·ic burst

(met'ă-bol'ik bŭrst)
A transient increase in oxygen consumption by a neutrophil occurring immediately after phagocytosis. Also referred to as respiratory burst.
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Chugani plans to follow children from the epilepsy study with PET to see, for example, if Ryan's right hemisphere undergoes the metabolic burst found in children with intact brains and if any specific areas take charge of reoganizing his brain function.