nitrogen balance

nitrogen balance

noun Biochemistry, Physiology.
the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost: used to evaluate nutritional balance.

Origin:
1940–45

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

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