metabolic rate
The speed of metabolism.

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  • 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

  • metabolic rate —    The rate at which a living thing transforms food into energy and body tissue. The higher its metabolic rate, the more food it must consume. Most cave animals live at a reduced metabolic rate [23] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • metabolic rate — noun rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period • Hypernyms: ↑rate • Hyponyms: ↑basal metabolic rate, ↑BMR …   Useful english dictionary

  • metabolic rate — the amount of oxygen used per unit of body weight over a time unit …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • metabolic-rate — adjective noun …   Wiktionary

  • Metabolic rate, basal — A measure of the rate of metabolism. For example, someone with an overly active thyroid will have an elevated basal metabolic rate …   Medical dictionary

  • Basal metabolic rate — (BMR), and the closely related resting metabolic rate (RMR), is the amount of daily energy expended by humans and animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post absorptive state. In plants,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Basal metabolic rate — A measure of the rate of metabolism. For example, someone with an overly active thyroid will have an elevated basal metabolic rate. * * * basal metabolic rate n the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest * * * an… …   Medical dictionary

  • basal metabolic rate — noun the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state • Syn: ↑BMR • Hypernyms: ↑metabolic rate …   Useful english dictionary

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