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[Bruno Balke, contemporary Ger.-born U.S. physician] A test to determine maximum oxygen utilization. The subject walks on a flat (0% grade) treadmill at a constant rate of 3.5 miles/hr for 2 min. The treadmill is inclined 1% each successive minute until the subject is exhausted and unable to continue. Oxygen utilization is measured throughout the test. The test is not suitable for those with impaired musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, or respiratory systems.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Balke Test." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746174/all/Balke_test.
Balke test. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746174/all/Balke_test. Accessed May 11, 2021.
Balke test. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th edition). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746174/all/Balke_test
Balke Test [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2021 May 11]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/746174/all/Balke_test.
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