Factors that Influence Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

In this article, we examine the different factors that influence basal metabolic rate (BMR). Some of the factors include body temperature, age, sex, race, emotional state, climate and circulating levels of hormones such as catecholamine’s (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and thyroid hormones. How do you define Basal Metabolic Rate? Basal metabolic rate (BMR) refers to the […]

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What are the biologic effects of thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) …

THE BIOLOGIC EFFECTS OF T3 AND T4; THEIR RELATIVE POTENCY AND THE SOURCE OF MOST CIRCULATING T3   What are the biologic effects of T3 and T4 Thyroid hormone exerts effects on virtually all tissues of the body either directly or indirectly 1. Thyroid hormone increase basal metabolic rate and heat production Thyroid hormone increases […]

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