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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 number of experiments and standard error of the mean for the basal metabolic rate 10 min before exposure to CpG-DNA are given in parentheses.
The functional significance of individual variation in basal metabolic rate. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77:900-915.
This supports studies done over the years that have continued to show that Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is important in estimation of energy requirements and early detection of energy deficit that subsequently manifests as weight loss [1].
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.
Research performed on smokers at rest indicates that nicotine itself can increase basal metabolic rates, meaning smokers burn more calories than nonsmokers during periods of inactivity.
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.g., McNab 1986, 1988a).