Definition of Basal metabolic rate

1. Noun. The rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state.

Exact synonyms: Bmr
Generic synonyms: Metabolic Rate

Definition of Basal metabolic rate

1. Noun. (physiology) The amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment, in the post-absorptive state. ¹

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Medical Definition of Basal metabolic rate

1. The metabolic rate as measured under basal conditions: 12 hours after eating, after a restful sleep, no exercise or activity preceding test, elimination of emotional excitement and occurring in a comfortable temperature. Acronym: BMR (15 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basal Metabolic Rate

basal ganglion
basal gland
basal granule
basal joint reflex
basal lamina
basal lamina of choroid
basal lamina of ciliary body
basal lamina of cochlear
basal lamina of neural tube
basal lamina of semicircular duct
basal layer of choroid
basal layer of ciliary body
basal medium
basal membrane of semicircular duct
basal metabolic rate (current term)
basal metabolic rates
basal metabolism
basal nuclei
basal nucleus of Ganser
basal part of occipital bone
basal part of pulmonary artery
basal placentation
basal plate of neural tube
basal ration
basal ridge
basal rod
basal seat
basal seat area
basal skull fracture

Literary usage of Basal metabolic rate

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"In all the groups the pulse-rate is higher in women than in men, in spite of the fact that the basal metabolic rate is higher in the latter. ..."

2. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"The determination of the basal metabolic rate finds its widest field of ... When the thyroid gland is overactive an increased basal metabolic rate is ..."

3. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1921)
"Recently the effect of the thyroid on the basal metabolic rate has been more and more investigated ; and the far- reaching results of the ..."

4. Clinical Medicine; Tuesday Clinics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1922)
"I shall pass around an article by Irene Sandiford, published in Endocrinology; it deals with the basal metabolic rate in exophthalmic goiter and gives a ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1919)
"If the basal metabolic rate of an individual of this weight is 30 per cent, below normal, the administration of 10 mg. will raise the metabolic rate to ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"In general, the problem I am working on now consists in determining basal metabolic rate in normal pregnant women in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy and then ..."

7. The Thyroid Gland by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, George Washington Crile, Amy Farley Rowland (1922)
"All the cases of leukemia in our series have shown a definite increase up to 50 per cent. above the normal basal metabolic rate. Diabetes Mellitus. ..."

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