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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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