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Metabolic Equivalent

"Metabolic Equivalent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A measurement of OXYGEN uptake in a sitting, resting person (resting oxygen consumption), varying with age, sex, race, and other factors. In normal adult men, one MET is approximately 3.5 ml O2/kg/min of body weight. Oxygen uptake during activities or work can be measured in METs which can be use to determine health status and exercise prescription.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Metabolic Equivalent" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Metabolic Equivalent" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2016
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