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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Convenience, timeliness and more importantly - effectiveness make the hydrolysates the superior source of protein when timing and a positive nitrogen balance are the concerns.