Basal metabolic rate
* * *basal metabolic rate n the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest
* * *an expression of the rate at which oxygen is utilized by the body cells, or the calculated equivalent heat production by the body, in a fasting subject at complete rest. Abbreviated BMR. See also basal metabolism, under metabolism.
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