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Rubner laws of growth

Pronunciation: rub'ner


  1. the law of constant energy consumption: the rapidity of growth is proportional to the intensity of the metabolic processes;
  2. the law of the constant growth quotient: in most young mammals, 24% of the entire food energy, or calories, is used for growth; in humans, only 5% is thus used.
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