nitrogen equivalent

ni·tro·gen e·quiv·a·lent

the nitrogen content of protein; used in calculating the protein breakdown in the body from the nitrogen excreted in the urine, 1 g of nitrogen considered as having originated in 6.25 g of protein catabolized.

ni·tro·gen e·quiv·a·lent

(nī'trŏ-jĕn ē-kwiv'ă-lĕnt)
The nitrogen content of protein; used in calculating the protein breakdown in the body from the nitrogen excreted in the urine, 1 g of nitrogen considered as having originated in 6.25 g of protein catabolized.
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