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.

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Origin of nitrogen balance

First recorded in 1940–45
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Medical definitions for nitrogen balance

nitrogen balance

n.

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