basal metabolic rate(redirected from basal metabolic rates)
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basal metabolic rate[′bā·səl med·ə′bäl·ik ′rāt]
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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