lean body weight


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lean body weight

Therapeutics A person's body weight minus fat, which can be roughly calculated by measuring height, weight, girth and the person's sex. See Body-mass index, Ideal body mass.
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Lean body weight scalar for the anesthetic induction dose of propofol in morbidly obese subjects.
8% increase in lean body weight, which translates into increased muscle tissue
Fattening up to 20 percent above lean body weight is typical for most migrating birds, he says, but the nightingales probably need to double their weight before crossing the desert.
The protein requirement, derived from a table based on lean body weight and activity, is generally 20%-50% above normal levels.
The protein requirement, which is derived from a table based on lean body weight and activity, is generally 20%-50% above normal levels.
This translates into a healthier athlete who will maintain lean body weight and sustain a superior level of performance throughout the season.