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Basal metabolism

Basal metabolism

(Science: biochemistry, biology) 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 utilised.

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starvation and longer life

... in my opinion). So if you slow down the metabolilc reactions, and a basal metabolism is established (in which there are no deficiencies), then I think that the consequence ...

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by kolean
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starvation and longer life
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brain power

As compared to basal metabolism? (Just the usual housekeeping energy to keep the organism alive).

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by kolean
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: brain power
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Re: Caffeine Coursework

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by red.ninja13
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Mathematical Biology, metabolism, origins of life, evolution

Origins of life theorists dispute whether metabolism or replication came first. Robert Shapiro argues the former, Addy Pross ... energy scarcity; explains the nature of aging in terms of antagonism between basal and field or organism metabolic rate; explains why caloric restriction works ...

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by GregorioKelly
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mathematical Biology, metabolism, origins of life, evolution
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metabolism question

... lost at sea only had water to drink. his weight on arrival was 100kg-body composition 1% glycogen and 30% fat-daily expenditure=10MJ/day which is basal expenditure..all body glycogen can be oxidised but only 90% of fat can be oxidised...heat combustion of fat is 40KJ/g and of glycogen 20KJ/g....I ...

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by biology_06er
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: metabolism question
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