From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmetabolicmet‧a‧bol‧ic /ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk◂ $ -ˈbɑː-/ adjective [only before noun] relating to your body’s metabolism(high/low) metabolic rate Fish normally have a high metabolic rate. Exercise can increase your metabolic rate. the metabolic activity of the brain
Examples from the Corpusmetabolic• Salicylate overdose in adults also results in both a metabolic acidosis and a primary respiratory alkalosis.• Hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis occur together in states of mineralocorticoid excess, with diuretic therapy or abuse, and in vomiting.• So Dreadco's physiologists are setting up a variable-pressure metabolic laboratory to study the matter.• Toning and strengthening exercises will not only increase the metabolic rate but also improve the health of our bones.• Since reduced pressure also slows the metabolic rate, it too should slow and lengthen a creature's biological career.• The camel's metabolic response to heavy loads is no less dramatic.(high/low) metabolic rate• He points out that an animal's life span is linked to its metabolic rate.• Aerobic exercise and reduced-calorie diets produce weight loss, but reduce the resting metabolic rate because they do not maintain muscle mass.• Dieting may also depress the metabolic rate, he says, making it easier to gain weight the next time around.• Since reduced pressure also slows the metabolic rate, it too should slow and lengthen a creature's biological career.• Varanus can also increase its metabolic rate, like mammals but often more effectively.• Bradymetabolism A low metabolic rate of heat production.• Your metabolic rate will fall; eating just average amounts of food will tend to make you fat.• And you can not safely ginger up your metabolic rate with drugs because of the risk from side-effects.