Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 24 - Nutrition, Metabolism, and Body Temperature Regulation - Review Questions - Page 952: 6



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Metabolic rate is defined as energy utilized by the body per hour. Factors influencing metabolic rate are age, gender, body surface area, stress, body temperature, muscular activity and thyroxine. With increasing age especially in elderly, metabolic rate decreases because the efficiency of enzymes and endocrine system declines and skeletal muscles atrophy.
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