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Descriptor English: Metabolic Equivalent
Descriptor Spanish: Equivalente Metabólico
Descriptor Portuguese: Equivalente Metabólico
Descriptor French: Équivalent métabolique
Entry term(s): Metabolic Equivalents
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.337
G03.680.365
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055686
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Energy Metabolism (2004-2008)
Oxygen Consumption (2004-2008)
Public MeSH Note: 2009
History Note: 2009
DeCS ID: 53220
Unique ID: D055686
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2016/06/30
Metabolic Equivalent - Preferred
Concept UI M0519501
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Metabolic Equivalent
Entry term(s) Metabolic Equivalents



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