nitrogen lag

ni·tro·gen lag

(nī'trō-jen lag),
The length of time after the ingestion of a given protein before the amount of nitrogen equal to that in the protein has been excreted in the urine.

ni·tro·gen lag

(nī'trŏ-jĕn lag)
The length of time after the ingestion of a given protein before the amount of nitrogen equal to that in the protein has been excreted in the urine.

nitrogen lag

The length of time required after a given protein is ingested before an amount of nitrogen equal to that in the protein has been excreted.