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Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD Deficiency)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
7/13/2022

The most prevalent human enzyme deficiency, stemming from an intrinsic metabolic defect of red blood cells. Most people with G6PD deficiency are unaware of their status, living with no anemia, symptoms, or complications. The disorder becomes ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6025.19: Individual Medical Readiness Program

Physical Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The overall capacity to perform the physical duty of military service to include combat, consisting of the components of physical fitness.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Muscular Endurance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The ability of a skeletal muscle to perform repeated contractions for an extended period of time. It is measured as the number of submaximal contractions performed or submaximal sustained contraction time. Common muscular tests (e.g., push-ups ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Total Force Fitness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

This concept integrates health, resilience, and human performance across eight domains: physical fitness, environmental fitness, medical and dental fitness, nutritional fitness, spiritual fitness, psychological fitness, social fitness, and ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Military Services

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, and the Reserve Components.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Body Fat (BF)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The body is composed of fat and fat-free mass (which includes body water, bone mineral, proteins, glycogen, and other minerals). “Body fat” is expressed as “a percentage of body fat to total body weight.” Total body fat ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Physical Fitness (PF)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The capacity to perform physical activity, primarily characterized by the health-related components of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

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Physical Fitness

Evidenced Based

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

An approach to medicine that emphasizes the practice application of the findings of the best available current research.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline

Body Composition (BC)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The distribution of body mass between three separate compartments: fat-free tissue or lean body mass, extracelluar water, and adipose tissue.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Aerobic Fitness or Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The functional capacity of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the working muscles, and its use by the muscles to oxidize energy sources to generate energy over sustained periods of time. Essentially, it is the body&rsquo ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Muscular Strength

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

The maximal force that can be exerted in a single voluntary contraction of a skeletal muscle. The simplest measure of strength involves various one-repetition maximum weight-lifting test (the heaviest weight that can be lifted only once).

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Nutritional Fitness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

Having the nutrients needed to facilitate not only good health and readiness but also resilience against the physical and mental stressors associated with military service. Nutritional fitness contributes to resilience by helping service ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Injury

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/10/2022

Damage caused by the transfer of an external mechanical, chemical, electrical, or radiological energy to the body. Most injuries are from mechanical energy transfer that results from either an abrupt high intensity force (acute traumatic ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Adverse Event

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/9/2022

Any untoward medical occurrence associated with the use of a dietary supplement in humans, whether or not considered related to such use.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6130.06 : Use of Dietary Supplements in the DOD

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Adverse Event

Serious Adverse Events

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
3/9/2022

An event that results in any of the following outcomes: death, a life-threatening adverse event, inpatient hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, a persistent or significant incapacity or substantial disruption of the ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6130.06 : Use of Dietary Supplements in the DOD

Related Glossary Terms:

Adverse Event | Adverse Event
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