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Descriptor in English: Physical Exertion
Descriptor in Spanish: Esfuerzo Físico
Descriptor in Portuguese: Esforço Físico
Descriptor in French: Effort physique
Entry term(s): Effort, Physical
Efforts, Physical
Exertion, Physical
Exertions, Physical
Physical Effort
Physical Efforts
Physical Exertions
Tree number(s): G11.427.683
Scope note: Expenditure of energy during PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Intensity of exertion may be measured by rate of OXYGEN CONSUMPTION; HEAT produced, or HEART RATE. Perceived exertion, a psychological measure of exertion, is included.
Annotation: do not confuse with EXERCISE
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 2009 (1963)
See also the descriptors: Exercise MeSH
Fatigue MeSH
Sports MeSH
Work MeSH
DeCS UI: 5180
Descriptor UI: D005082
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Physical Exertion - Preferred
Concept UI M0008008
Scope note Expenditure of energy during PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Intensity of exertion may be measured by rate of OXYGEN CONSUMPTION; HEAT produced, or HEART RATE. Perceived exertion, a psychological measure of exertion, is included.
Preferred term Physical Exertion
Entry term(s) Effort, Physical
Efforts, Physical
Exertion, Physical
Exertions, Physical
Physical Effort
Physical Efforts
Physical Exertions



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