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nitrogen balance

noun, Biochemistry, Physiology
1.
the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost: used to evaluate nutritional balance.
Origin of nitrogen balance
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • The nitrogen balance was maintained through the excretions of the animals and their death and decay.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
nitrogen balance in Medicine

nitrogen balance n.
The difference between the amount of nitrogen taken into the body and the amount excreted or lost.

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