name: respiratory burst
def: "A phase of elevated metabolic activity, during which oxygen consumption increases; this leads to the production, by an NADH dependent system, of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), superoxide anions and hydroxyl radicals." [ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "metabolic burst" EXACT 
synonym: "oxidative burst" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0044710 ! single-organism metabolic process
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