nitrogen lag


The length of time between ingestion of a given protein and the urinary excretion of the amount of nitrogen equal to that in the protein.

Nearby words

  1. nitrogen distribution,
  2. nitrogen equivalent,
  3. nitrogen fixation,
  4. nitrogen fixer,
  5. nitrogen fixing,
  6. nitrogen monoxide,
  7. nitrogen mustard,
  8. nitrogen narcosis,
  9. nitrogen partition,
  10. nitrogen peroxide

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