TITLE

metabolic body size

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1452
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "metabolic body size," which refers to body weight in kilograms, is presented.
ACCESSION #
62151350

 

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