basal metabolism


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basal metabolism

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.

basal metabolism

n
(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

ba′sal metab′olism


n.
the minimal amount of energy necessary to maintain respiration, circulation, and other vital body functions while fasting and at total rest.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.basal metabolism - the amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
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basal metabolism

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ba·sal me·tab·o·lism

n. metabolismo basal.
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