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Basal Metabolism

"Basal Metabolism" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Heat production, or its measurement, of an organism at the lowest level of cell chemistry in an inactive, awake, fasting state. It may be determined directly by means of a calorimeter or indirectly by calculating the heat production from an analysis of the end products of oxidation within the organism or from the amount of oxygen utilized.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Basal Metabolism" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Basal Metabolism" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 87 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2008
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