basal metabolic rate

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
Etymology: 1920–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • basal metabolic rate — noun Date: 1922 the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Abnormal basal metabolic rate — SignSymptom infobox Name = Abnormal basal metabolic rate ICD10 = R94.8 ICD9 = ICD9|794.7 Abnormal basal metabolic rate refers to a high or low basal metabolic rate.Associated conditions (incomplete list)* Hypothyroidism * Hyperthyroidism *… …   Wikipedia

  • metabolic rate — n metabolism per unit time esp. as estimated by food consumption, energy released as heat, or oxygen used in metabolic processes see BASAL METABOLIC RATE …   Medical dictionary

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