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basal metabolic rate

[′bā·səl med·ə′bäl·ik ′rāt]
(physiology)
The amount of energy utilized per unit time under conditions of basal metabolism; expressed as calories per square meter of body surface or per kilogram of body weight per hour. Abbreviated BMR.
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The zoogeography of mammalian basal metabolic rate.
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Schofield C and WPT James Basal metabolic rate review and prediction.
In a unique experiment, researchers mist-netted 69 species of birds in the tropical lowland forests of Gamboa, Panama, and measured their basal metabolic rate when the birds were resting.
The former hypothesis emphasizes the benefits, the latter hypothesis emphasizes the costs, of the basal metabolic rates and organ masses that we studied.
The basal metabolic rate of homeotherms is known to depend mainly on body mass, but in mammals, more than 20% of total variance of mass-specific rate not explained by body mass can remain (e.