standard metabolic rate

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standard metabolic rate (SMR)

the metabolic rate of a resting post-absorptive animal in a darkened chamber at a specified environmental temperature. For tachymetabolic animals SMR is BASAL METABOLIC RATE plus REGULATORY HEAT PRODUCTION Units: cm3 O2 h-1.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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