basal metabolism

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basal metabolism

basal metabolism

basal metabolism

basal metabolism

basal metabolism n.

basal metabolism n.

Flux-based analysis of sulfur metabolism in desulfurizing strains of Rhodococcus erythropolis

Basal Metabolism of Intraperitoneally Injected Carrier-Free 74As-Labeled Arsenate in Rabbits


PCR‐based positive hybridization to detect genomic diversity associated with bacterial secondary metabolism

Model-based Definition of Population Heterogeneity and Its Effects on Metabolism in Sporulating Bacillus subtilis

NMR-based metabonomics for understanding the influence of dormant female genital tuberculosis on metabolism of the human endometrium

Differential Sensitivity of Rat Kidney and Liver to Fumonisin Toxicity: Organ-Specific Differences in Toxin Accumulation and Sphingoid Base Metabolism

Kinetic Modeling of β-Chloroprene Metabolism: II. The Application of Physiologically Based Modeling for Cancer Dose Response Analysis

Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder

Maternal Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Metabolism Genes, and the Risk of Oral Clefts: A Population-based Case-Control Study in Norway, 1996–2001

4PInfluence of anthracycline- and/or taxane-based chemotherapy on bone metabolism of patients with primary breast cancer

Sex-Based and Hormonal Contraception Effects on the Metabolism of Nicotine Among Adolescent Tobacco-Dependent Smokers

Cholesterol metabolism gene polymorphisms and the risk of biliary tract cancers and stones: a population-based case-control study in Shanghai, China


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The minimum amount of energy expended by the body to maintain vital processes, e.g. respiration, circulation, and digestion. It is expressed in terms of heat production per unit of body surface area per day (basal metabolic rateBMR), and for an average man the BMR is 1.7 Calories (7.115 kilojoules) per day. BMR may be determined by the direct method, in which the subject is placed in a respiratory chamber and the amount of heat evolved is measured, or (more normally) by the indirect method, based on the respiratory quotient. Measurements are best taken during a period of least activity, i.e. during sleep and 12–18 hours after a meal, under controlled temperature conditions. Various factors, such as age, sex, and particularly thyroid activity, influence the value of the BMR.

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