Metabolism of a resting person

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Irving PH. 2007. The physics of the human body: a physical view of physiology biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering. New York: Springer. p.340 table 6.17
Primary Source J.R. Cameron, J.G Skofronick, R. Grant: Physics of the Body, 2nd edn (Medical Physics, Madison, WI 1999)
Comments "The functioning of several organs contributes to this BMR in a resting person, as is seen from Table 6.17. Three-fourths of the metabolic activity takes place in organs with a total mass of 5 kg, which is ~8% of the total body mass."
Entered by Uri M
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