Rubner laws of growth


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Rub·ner laws of growth

(rūb'nĕr),
1. the law of constant energy consumption: the rapidity of growth is proportional to the intensity of the metabolic processes;
2. the law of the constant growth quotient: in most young mammals, 24% of the entire food energy, or calories, is used for growth; in humans, only 5% is thus used.

Rub·ner laws of growth

(rūb'ner lawz grōth)
1. The law of constant energy consumption: The rapidity of growth is proportional to the intensity of the metabolic processes.
2. The law of the constant growth quotient: in most young mammals, 24% of the entire food energy, or calories, is used for growth; in humans, only 5% is thus used.

Rubner,

Max, German hygienist and biochemist, 1854-1932.
Rubner laws of growth - the rate of growth is proportional to the intensity of the metabolic processes.
Rubner test - for lactose or glucose in the urine.