specific dynamic action


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spe·cif·ic dy·nam·ic ac·tion (SDA),

increase of heat production caused by the ingestion of food, especially of protein.

spe·cif·ic dy·nam·ic ac·tion

(SDA) (spĕ-sif'ik dī-nam'ik ak'shŭn)
Increase of heat production caused by the ingestion of food, especially of protein.

specific dynamic action

Stimulation of the metabolic rate by ingestion of certain foods, esp. proteins.
See also: action
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