metabolic burst

metabolic burst

Respiratory burst, see there.
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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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