basal rate


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basal rate

A generic term for any baseline level of secretion or production of a particular substance.

basal rate

In patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), the amount of pain reliever that is infused independent of any demands made by the patient.

Patient care

The basal rate of drug infusion in PCA is often set at zero to ensure that all doses of pain medication are dictated by the patient's individual needs for pain control. High basal rates may occasionally result in narcotic overdose. Basal rates above zero are used under carefully controlled circumstances to facilitate rest or sleep.

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we show that the basal rate of myofibrillar MPS in the elderly plateaus after the ingestion of 20g of whey protein, containing ~10g of EAA.
Rather than a fully-closed loop system, a hybrid closed loop means the device modulates the user's basal rate through micro-boluses.
The device enables patients to closely mimic the body's normal physiologic pattern of insulin delivery by releasing a single type of insulin at a continuous preset basal rate over a 24-hour period and also providing for on-demand bolus dosing at mealtimes.
For example, the pump can have a single basal rate, or a basal rate that could be higher during the day than at night or even temporarily suspended if blood glucose levels dropped below a programmed threshold level.
It is least when patients are on variable basal rate with insulin pump therapy.
He has learned a different vocabulary that includes such terms as carb ratio, bolus, basal rate, and "how high are you?
On exercise days participants were asked to decrease their insulin dose (by 10% for long to intermediate acting or 50% decrease in basal rate one hour pre-exercise in those receiving continuous subcutaneous injection).
Insulin in normoglycaemic individuals is produced at a basal rate even in the fasting state to limit lipolysis and hepatic glucose output.
The basal rate can be changed for variations in activity levels and carbohydrate intake (9,16).
The Animas[TM] 2020 Insulin Pump is an audible automatic pump that delivers insulin at a basal rate of 0.
The basal rate is administered in units per hour, usually in the range of 0.