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n., adj. equal in value, force or meaning.

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EQUIVALENT. Of the same value. Sometimes a condition must be literally accomplished in forma specifica; but some may be fulfilled by an equivalent, per oequi polens, when such appears to be the intention of the parties; as, I promise to pay you one hundred dollars, and then die, my executor may fulfill my engagement; for it is equivalent to you whether the money be paid to you b me or by him. Roll. Ab. 451; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 760.

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METs: metabolic equivalents; ICC: intraclass correlation coefficient.
Metabolic equivalents during the 10-m shuttle walking test for post-myocardial infarction patients.
Abbreviations: GXT = graded treadmill exercise testing, HR = heart rate, HY = Hoehn and Yahr (stage), MET = metabolic equivalent, PD = Parkinson disease, SBP = systolic blood pressure, TM-AEX = treadmill aerobic exercise, UPDRS = Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, [VO.sub.2] = oxygen consumption.
In a study of 574 women with colon cancer, women who exercised more than 18 metabolic equivalent task (MET) hours a week after diagnosis were 61% less likely to die of cancer-specific causes than women who exercised less than three MET hours a week.
Senior Scots nutritionist Dr Chris Fenn said: "The impact of eating large amounts of food throughout the festive period is the metabolic equivalent of a left hook from Mike Tyson.
One of the UK's leading nutritionists, Dr Chris Fenn, who has devised diets for expeditions to the North Pole and the Antarctic, said: ``The impact of eating large amounts of food on Christmas Day is the metabolic equivalent of a left hook from Mike Tyson.''
MET, which is short for metabolic equivalent, is a unit of measurement used to described the energy cost of an exercise in terms of oxygen consumption.
The following QAPSE activity indices were calculated: mean habitual daily energy expenditure (MHDEE), sport activities and the sum of the activities with an intensity corresponding at least to three metabolic equivalents (where one metabolic equivalent is 3.5 ml [multiplied by] [kg.sup.-1] [multiplied by] [min.sup.-1] of oxygen consumption); this is designated DEE [is greater than] 3 METs.
Out of 21,758 male participants, 1,561 reported very high levels of physical activity, or at least 3,000 metabolic equivalent of task (MET) minutes per week, while 3,750 reported 1,500-2,999 MET minutes per week, and 16,477 reported low levels of physical activity, or less than 1,500 MET minutes per week.
For moderate to vigorous physical activity, they assigned participants to low (0 to less than 600 metabolic equivalent [MET]-minutes per week), moderate (600 to less than 1,200 MET-min/week), and high (1,200 or more MET-min/week) categories.
In order to assess the frequency, duration and intensity of the activities, the researchers multiplied the hours per week of each activity by its metabolic equivalent (MET) score to create total MET-hours per week.
Crawford explains that this can be expressed in a number of different ways, such as metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes or MET hours per week, which uses a formula to measure calories of energy used in exercise.