basal metabolism


basal metabolism

noun

Definition of BASAL METABOLISM

:  the turnover of energy in a fasting and resting organism using energy solely to maintain vital cellular activity, respiration, and circulation as measured by the basal metabolic rate

First Known Use of BASAL METABOLISM

1913

basal metabolism

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BASAL METABOLISM

: the turnover of energy in a fasting and resting organism using energy solely to maintain vital cellular activity, respiration, and circulation as measured by the basal metabolic rate

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