the rate at which energy is expended in a basal condition, calculated as calories per hour per square meter of body surface and compared with a normal standard expressed as the percentage above or below the amount of oxygen normally used at rest, −15 to +5 percent being considered normal.
the rate at which heat is produced by the body at rest, 12 to 14 hours after eating, measured in kilocalories per square metre of body surface per hour BMR
basal metabolic rate n.
Abbr. BMR The rate at which energy is used by an organism at complete rest, measured in humans by the heat given off per unit time, and expressed as the calories released per kilogram of body weight or per square meter of body surface per hour.
basal metabolic rate
The rate at which energy is used by an organism at complete rest, measured in humans by the heat given off per unit time, and expressed as the calories released per kilogram of body weight or per square meter of body surface per hour.
- Basal metabolism
the minimal amount of energy necessary to maintain respiration, circulation, and other vital body functions while fasting and at total rest. Historical Examples To use this table one may seek the basal metabolism of the individual, add 10 per cent. Food in War Time Graham Lusk This measurement represents the basal metabolism of a man […]
- Basal reader
an elementary-school textbook that teaches reading by combining stories with practice exercises: The Dick and Jane series was the most famous basal reader.
- Basal ridge
a U -shaped ridge at the base of the posterior surface of the crown of a tooth.
- Basal rod
basal rod basal rod n. See costa. Historical Examples But in the Eutympanida both rings exhibit one simple gate only, the apical and the basal rod of the sagittal ring being lost. Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel The distance of the […]
the dark, dense igneous rock of a lava flow or minor intrusion, composed essentially of labradorite and pyroxene and often displaying a columnar structure. Contemporary Examples Somewhere in the basalt hills a lion roared, the sound carrying through the night until another responded. Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help […]