heart rate deflection
Definition: A downward or upward change from the linear heart-rate-work relationship observed during exercise testing with incremental resistance. It indicates the anaerobic threshold, (i.e., the lactic acid threshold) at which lactic acid as metabolic by-product starts to accumulate in the body during exercise.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.