This is a measurement of net protein synthesis of the body. It involves the determination of the total nitrogen given to the patient, and the total nitrogen excreted by the patient in the urine, stool, and drainage.
Selected nitrogen balance links:
© 1997-2006 Healthboard.com.
Healthboard.com is a purely
informational website, and should not be used as a substitute
for professional legal, medical or technical advice.