basal metabolic rate

noun

Definition of basal metabolic rate

: the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest

Examples of basal metabolic rate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Harris-Benedict formula helps estimate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or your energy expenditure for one day. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 30 Sep. 2021 That is because body weight times 30 is a simple estimate for the basal metabolic rate. Florian Freistetter, Scientific American, 27 July 2021 Jeor formula that shows the basal metabolic rate in kilocalories per day. Florian Freistetter, Scientific American, 27 July 2021 Samsung said the sensors can now assess body composition by measuring skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, water retention, and body fat percentage. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 In reality, the basal metabolic rate depends on many other factors than just weight, height and age. Florian Freistetter, Scientific American, 27 July 2021 This is also why basal metabolic rate decreases with age. Terezie Tolar-peterson, The Conversation, 28 Dec. 2020 Having a fever can also affect a person’s basal metabolic rate. Terezie Tolar-peterson, The Conversation, 28 Dec. 2020 Fighting infection increases a person’s basal metabolic rate — the amount of energy needed at rest per unit of time — and that raises his or her temperature. Kim Tingley, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 See More

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Basal metabolic rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basal%20metabolic%20rate. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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basal metabolic rate

noun

Medical Definition of basal metabolic rate

: the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest

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