second-wind phenomenon

second-wind phenomenon

Internal medicine A substrate-dependent variation of exercise tolerance, in which previously fatiguing exercise can be performed with relative ease, after a period of rest Rheumatology A surge of subjective 'energy' that follows rest, typical of the mid-afternoon fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis
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