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Anaerobic Metabolism

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Updated August 26, 2012

Definition: Anaerobic metabolism is the creation of energy through the combustion of carbohydrates in the absence of oxygen. This occurs when the lungs cannot put enough oxygen into the bloodstream to keep up with the demands from the muscles energy. It generally is used only for short bursts of activity.
Pronunciation: an-er-oh-bick muh-tab-eh-lism
Alternate Spellings: None
Common Misspellings: anarobic anairobic
Examples:
Walking very fast your body turns to anaerobic metabolism to get enough energy.

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