Definition of basal metabolism in English:

basal metabolism

noun

  • See basal metabolic rate

    • ‘In rodents, sympathetic activation of brown fat appears to play an important role in increasing thermogenesis and basal metabolism via activation of uncoupling proteins.’
    • ‘Some sources use the terms resting metabolic rate or resting energy expenditure to describe basal metabolism.’
    • ‘‘Even though their basal metabolism is revved up, people with rheumatoid arthritis tend to be less active than people without - which reduces their caloric needs,’ says Roberts.’
    • ‘Under anaerobic conditions, mussels depress their basal metabolism to increase survival.’
    • ‘This involuntary activity is known as basal metabolism and represents about 60 percent of your body's energy need.’