basal metabolism definition

  • noun:
    • The minimal amount of energy required to keep important features in an organism at complete rest, calculated because of the basal metabolic process in a fasting individual who is awake and resting in a comfortably hot environment.
    • the amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state

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