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Medical Term:

alactic oxygen debt


that part of the oxygen debt that is not lactic acid oxygen debt; during recovery, stores of ATP and creatine phosphate must be replenished by oxidative metabolism, and a small amount of oxygen is also needed to restore the normal oxyhemoglobin levels throughout the circulating blood.

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