The Alactic Oxygen Debt: Its Power, Capacity and Efficiency

  • P. E. di Praznpero
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 11)


The immediate energy source for muscular contraction is generally assumed to be the splitting of ATP, which is immediately resynthesized by creatinephosphate (CP) splitting. These two reactions can be considered in series and, by calling phosphagen (PG) the sum of ATP + CP, the overall reaction can be simplified (5):


Lactic Acid Production Heavy Exercise Equivalent Unit Oxygen Debt Zero Order Reaction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. di Praznpero
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of MilanoItaly

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