Definition of Metabolic rate

1. Noun. Rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period.

Specialized synonyms: Basal Metabolic Rate, Bmr
Generic synonyms: Rate

Definition of Metabolic rate

1. Noun. (physiology) The speed of metabolism. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metabolic Rate

metabolic clearance rate
metabolic coma
metabolic cooperation
metabolic coupling
metabolic craniopathy
metabolic disorder
metabolic encephalopathy
metabolic equivalent
metabolic indican
metabolic mucinosis
metabolic pathway
metabolic pathways
metabolic pool
metabolic process
metabolic rate (current term)
metabolic rates
metabolic syndrome
metabolically challenged
metabolised vitamin D milk

Literary usage of 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. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1916)
"In my own experiments on the lower animals I have found that a similar decrease in metabolic rate and rate of growth occurs during the life history. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A change to a critical metabolic rate triggering an increase of growth hormone or ... The average metabolic rate of girls and boys, computed from Talbot's ..."

4. Individuality in Organisms by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENTIATION IN RELATION TO metabolic rate The belief that qualitative differences of some sort in the fundamental constitution of the ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"THE FUNDAMENTAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASE BY THE BASAL metabolic rate* WM BOOTHBY The basal metabolic rate is a measurement of the heat production in an ..."

6. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"The anterior end of a planarian, for example, has a higher metabolic rate than the posterior portions. Furthermore, the portions of higher rate dominate and ..."

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