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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For the first time, an early decrease in serum intact osteocalcin in association with a markedly decreased nitrogen balance could already be observed after 2 weeks of bed rest (Tables 4 and 5), indicating a reduction of bone formation processes.
Mean nitrogen balance, a measure of whether ingested nitrogen is greater than metabolized nitrogen, was negative in both groups, but there were no differences between groups (Table 4).
As stated above, it is virtually impossible to establish a positive nitrogen balance with the diet.
In order to calculate the phosphate balance index, the relations A, B and C related in the section of calculation of nitrogen balance index will be used.
Microbial protein synthesis, ruminal digestion, microbial populations, and nitrogen balance in sheep fed diets varying in forage-to-concentrate ratio and type of forage.
2003) (table 1), analyzed the impact of several strategies to improve average nitrogen balances and present achievable goals for California dairies.
According to a meta-analysis of nitrogen balance studies, the research shows that "well-processed soy proteins were equivalent to animal protein, whereas wheat proteins were used with lower efficiency than were animal protein (beef).
Crasswell ET, Martin AE (1975) Isotopic studies of the nitrogen balance in a cracking clay.
UNDERSTANDING NITROGEN BALANCE STATE GROWTH NEGATIVE [downarrow] EQUILIBRIUM [leftrightarrow] POSITIVE [uparrow] HIGHLY POSITIVE [uparrow][uparrow] STATE DESCRIPTION NEGATIVE When the body loses or excretes more nitrogen than is taken in.
And all of them stayed in nitrogen balance on the low-meat diets as well as on the high-meat diet, says study leader Janet R.
5mg tablets) is a synthetic testosterone derivative, which has been associated with increased muscle protein synthesis and improved nitrogen balance.
Fertilization and nitrogen balance in a wheat-maize rotation system in north China.