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conductance theory


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Theory that the passage of gases (e.g. oxygen and carbon dioxide), metabolites (e.g. lactate), and heat in a human system is analogous to the passage of electricity along a conductor. Thus, conductance of gases, etc., across an individual link in a human system is the reciprocal of resistance, and the overall conductance is given by the reciprocal of the sum of the individual resistances. Conversely, the overall resistance to the passage of a gas, etc., is given by the reciprocal of the sum of its individual conductances.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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