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energy balance

Alternative medicine
A general term for the “harmony” in an individual’s flow of life forces.
A state in which the caloric intake equals the energy consumed, such that the body weight is stable.
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energy balance

The number of calories consumed as food, minus the calories expended, e.g., during exercise.

Patient care

When consumption exceeds expenditure, a positive energy balance is present, and weight is gained. When consumption is less than energy expenditure, a negative energy balance is present, weight is lost, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease diminish.

See also: balance
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The main vulnerability for a good performance of these crops in the lowlands, in rotation with rice, is the poor natural drainage of these soils (Pinto et al., 2004) owing to the use of horizontal drainage systems.
Feeding is via a horizontal drainage screw, reportedly eliminating most of the surface moisture before material enters the dryer.
The distance between the injection hole and the horizontal drainage hole is 0.6 m.
Dimensionless numbers (see (1), (2), and (3)) were then used to characterize the different flow experiments in the three samples, namely, horizontal drainage, horizontal imbibition, vertical drainage, and vertical imbibition.
ALYAF recently joined forces with GEOfabrics Limited, a UK-based company specillizing in the manufacture of geocomposites to create a range of products for a variety of civil and environmental engineering applications like landfills, gas venting systems, vertical and horizontal drainage, roof gardens, salt barriers and capillary break layers.
Yin, "Consolidation of soil with vertical and horizontal drainage under ramp load," Geotechnique, vol.
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The author will continue the researches by applying the general relationship for calculating the nonpermanent drainage system, equation which provides a methodology for the study of horizontal drainage tube in the most complex conditions, including consideration of hydraulic impacts in the vicinity of drain (Wehry et al., 1982).
Nicholson considers the vertical drainage systems associated with synthetic tracks to be "a huge leap forward" compared with the horizontal drainage on dirt tracks.
horizontal drainage pumps of nominal 1,200-cfs capacity, partially enclosed in a building with all necessary ancillary equipment.
* The cost of horizontal drainage has a tendency to increase since the location of larger pump stations has to be protected from damage from the working stopes

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