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balance

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noun bal·ance \ˈbal-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of balance

  1. 1:  an instrument for weighing

  2. 2:  mental and emotional steadiness

  3. 3a:  the relation in physiology between the intake of a particular substance and its excretion—used with positive when the intake of a substance is greater than the body's excretion of it and with negative when the intake of a substance is less than the body's excretion of it; see nitrogen balance, water balanceb:  the maintenance (as in laboratory cultures) of a population at about the same condition and level





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