nitrogen balance


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nitrogen balance

[′nī·trə·jən ‚bal·əns]
(geochemistry)
The net loss or gain of nitrogen in a soil.
(physiology)
The difference between nitrogen intake (as protein) and total nitrogen excretion for an individual.
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Pusztai A, Clarke EM, Grant G and TP King The toxicity of Phaseolus vulgaris lectins: nitrogen balance and immunochemical studies.
High dose amino acids did not improve cumulative water excretion, furosemide requirement, nitrogen balance or death compared to normal dose amino acids (one study).
In most studies, nutritional status appears to have been improved in patients given proper dietary intake, especially with regard to nitrogen balance.
Subsequent studies have confirmed the high rate of malnourishment at the time of hip fracture and the fact that negative nitrogen balance persists after hip fracture for up to 3 months.
Later studies confirmed the high rate of malnourishment at the time of hip fracture and showed that negative nitrogen balance persists for up to 3 months after hip fracture.
Determining how much protein a person needs is often done by using nitrogen balance studies.
DMV protein hydrolysates deliver improved BCAA supplementation, protein absorption, and nitrogen balance.
The nitrogen you add to your woody mulch will keep a nitrogen balance in the soil that will sustain the perennials that you eventually plant.
Moreover, studies of parenteral glutamine administration in adult ICU patients have demonstrated it reduces mortality and improves nitrogen balance.
The nitrogen balance in summer was 64 g/d; as a result, moose must intake great amounts of nutritive elements in autumn.
Nitrogen Balance Studies in some North Island Hill Pastures.
Leucaena pellets contained more nitrogen but the nitrogen was not as digestible; therefore, nitrogen balance of the two diets did not differ.