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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ni′trogen bal`ance(n.)

  1. the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost.

    Category: Physiology, Biochemistry

Origin of nitrogen balance:

1940–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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)

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  1. Nitrogen balance

    Nitrogen balance is the measure of nitrogen input with the nitrogen output subtracted from it. Nitrogen Balance = Nitrogen intake - Nitrogen loss Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/what-is-the-equation-for-nitrogen-balance#ixzz2SjcCbk6F 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 or pregnancy. This means that the intake of nitrogen into the body is greater than the loss of nitrogen from the body, so there is an increase in the total body pool of protein. A negative value can be associated with burns, fevers, wasting diseases and other serious injuries and during periods of fasting. This means that the amount of nitrogen excreted from the body is greater than the amount of nitrogen ingested. A negative Nitrogen balance can be used as part of a clinical evaluation of malnutrition.

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