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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There are three important factors that play a part in determining the effectiveness of your metabolism - Your basal Metabolic Rate.
This supports studies done over the years that have continued to show that Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is important in estimation of energy requirements and early detection of energy deficit that subsequently manifests as weight loss [1].
2) He states: "From a study of over 1,000 cases the results indicate that subnormal body temperature is a better index for thyroid therapy than the basal metabolic rate.
In a unique experiment, researchers mist-netted 69 species of birds in the tropical lowland forests of Gamboa, Panama, and measured their basal metabolic rate when the birds were resting.
A: If you look at an average sedentary person, 60 percent of total daily energy expenditure is basal metabolic rate, 30 percent is NEAT, and 10 percent is the thermal effect of food--the calories you burn to digest, absorb, and store the food you eat.
It uses stainless-steel electrodes with black mirror accents to monitor basal metabolic rate, body mass index, body fat and water.
The body's energy expenditure is usually described as consisting of three components: the basal metabolic rate (BMR), the energy expended in physical activity, and the thermic effect of feeding (TEF).
Retention of lean muscle mass during dieting contributes to a healthy Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).
Tests include a complete Body Composition report, highlighting Phase Angle results, Basal Metabolic Rate, and Fluid Compartment Profiles.
In the era of the basal metabolic rate, followed by the time of the protein-bound iodine measurement, the evaluation of thyroid function by laboratory methods was not a simple task for the clinician or the laboratory personnel.
Among other actions, TH stimulates enzymes that combine oxygen and glucose, a process that increases your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and body heat production.
Heat generated is represented as positive values, with the basal metabolic rate being the same at all metabolic rates.