• cardiac
  • The chief functions of the hypothalamus are: control and integration of activities of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) The ANS regulates contraction of smooth muscle and cardiac muscle, along with secretions of many endocrine organs such as the thyroid gland (associated with many metabolic disorders). (wikipedia.org)
  • measurement
  • This makes BMR a variant of standard metabolic rate measurement that excludes the temperature data, a practice that has led to problems in defining "standard" rates of metabolism for many mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • A more common measurement, which uses less strict criteria, is resting metabolic rate (RMR). (wikipedia.org)
  • Banana equivalent dose (BED) is an informal measurement of ionizing radiation exposure, intended as a general educational example to compare a dose of radioactivity to the dose one is exposed to by eating one average-sized banana. (wikipedia.org)
  • The banana equivalent dose is an informal measurement, so any equivalences are necessarily approximate, but it has been found useful by some as a way to inform the public about relative radiation risks. (wikipedia.org)
  • maximum
  • The maximum permitted radiation leakage for a nuclear power plant is equivalent to 2,500 BED (250 μSv) per year, while a chest CT scan delivers 70,000 BED (7 mSv). (wikipedia.org)
  • average
  • The radiation exposure from consuming a banana is approximately 1% of the average daily exposure to radiation, which is 100 banana equivalent doses (BED). (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), isotopically pure potassium-40 will give a committed dose equivalent of 5.02 nanosieverts over 50 years per becquerel ingested by an average adult. (wikipedia.org)
  • concept
  • Several sources point out that the "banana equivalent dose" is a flawed concept, because in fact consuming a banana does not increase the exposure to radioactive potassium. (wikipedia.org)