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n. Abbr. BM
The minimum amount of energy required to maintain vital functions in an organism at complete rest, measured by the basal metabolic rate in a fasting individual who is awake and resting in a comfortably warm environment.
(Physiology) the amount of energy required by an individual in the resting state, for such functions as breathing and circulation of the blood. See basal metabolic rate
the minimal amount of energy necessary to maintain respiration, circulation, and other vital body functions while fasting and at total rest.
n → Grundumsatz m
n. metabolismo basal.