nitrogen balance
noun Date: 1944 the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen loss in the body or the soil

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  • nitrogen balance — n the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen excretion in the animal body such that a greater intake results in a positive balance and an increased excretion causes a negative balance see NITROGEN EQUILIBRIUM * * * the relationship… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nitrogen balance — is the measure of nitrogen output subtracted from nitrogen input.[1] Blood urea nitrogen can be used in estimating nitrogen balance, as can the urea concentration in urine. A positive value is often found during periods of growth, tissue repair… …   Wikipedia

  • nitrogen balance — the relationship between the nitrogen taken into the body and that excreted, denoting the balance between the manufacture and breakdown of the body mass. A negative nitrogen balance, when excretion exceeds intake, is usual after injury or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nitrogen balance — noun the balance between the amount of nitrogen taken in (to the soil or the body) and the amount given off (lost or excreted) • Hypernyms: ↑balance * * * noun 1. : the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen excretion in the animal body …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrogen balance — Biochem., Physiol. the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost: used to evaluate nutritional balance. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • nitrogen balance — ni′trogen bal ance n. phl biochem. the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Баланс Азотистый (Nitrogen Balance) — соотношение между количеством азота, которое потребляется организмом, и тем, которое выводится из него. Азотистый баланс может быть отрицательным, если экскретируемое количество азота превышает поглощаемое; такое состояние может развиться у… …   Медицинские термины

  • Nitrogen fixation — is the natural process, either biological or abiotic, by which nitrogen (N2) in the atmosphere is converted into ammonia (NH3).[1] This process is essential for life because fixed nitrogen is required to biosynthesize the basic building blocks of …   Wikipedia

  • nitrogen equilibrium — n nitrogen balance when intake and excretion of nitrogen are equal called also nitrogenous equilibrium * * * nitrogenous equilibrium the condition in which the body is metabolizing and excreting as much nitrogen as it is receiving in the food,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Balance — A biological system that enables us to know where our bodies are in the environment and to maintain a desired position. Normal balance depends on information from the inner ear, other senses (such as sight and touch) and muscle movement. Our… …   Medical dictionary

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