nitrogen balance


nitrogen balance

noun

Definition of NITROGEN BALANCE

:  the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen loss in the body or the soil

First Known Use of NITROGEN BALANCE

1944

nitrogen balance

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NITROGEN BALANCE

: the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen excretion in the animal body such that a greater intake results in a positive balance and an increased excretion causes a negative balance—see nitrogen equilibrium

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