"Metabolic Equivalent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Metabolic Equivalent" by people in Profiles.
Value of exercise treadmill testing in the risk stratification of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Circ Heart Fail. 2009 Jul; 2(4):278-86.