basal metabolic rate


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basal metabolic rate

n. Abbr. BMR
The rate at which energy is used by an organism at complete rest, measured in humans by the heat given off per unit time, and expressed as the calories released per kilogram of body weight or per square meter of body surface per hour.

basal metabolic rate

n
(Physiology) the rate at which heat is produced by the body at rest, 12 to 14 hours after eating, measured in kilocalories per square metre of body surface per hour. Abbreviation: BMR

ba′sal metabol′ic rate′


n.
the rate at which energy is expended while fasting and at rest, calculated as calories per hour per square meter of body surface.
[1920–25]

basal metabolic rate

The minimum rate at which a body needs to produce heat energy to stay alive when at rest.
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Noun1.basal metabolic rate - the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state
metabolic rate - rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period
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The basal metabolic rate (BMR) resulted in 60 to 75% of daily energy expenditure and it is associated with the maintenance of most of the functions.
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The realization that placental size (weight/mass/volume) may serve as a proxy for the fetoplacental basal metabolic rate came after it was shown that Kleiber's law, which states that basal metabolic rate (BMR) is proportional to the body mass to the 3/4 power, can be applied to the newborn's birth weight by substituting placental weight for BMR.
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Body parameters and biochemical parameters, weight subjects (kg), height (cm), body fat, and body mass index (BMI), were measured by simple anthropometric measuring instrument (Omron HBF-358, Japan) by professional physician and also percentage of body fat, visceral fat fraction, basal metabolic rate, and body age were calculated at the same time.
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Therefore, a man's basal metabolic rate is greater than a woman's.
The relationship between diet quality and basal metabolic rate in endotherms: Insights from intraspecific analysis.