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balance

 [bal´ans]
an instrument for weighing.
equilibrium (def. 1).
acid-base balance see acid-base balance.
analytical balance a balance used in the laboratory, sensitive to variations of the order of 0.05 to 0.1 mg.
fluid balance see fluid balance.
negative balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is greater than that ingested.
nitrogen balance see nitrogen balance.
positive balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is less than that ingested.
water balance fluid balance.
zero balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is exactly equal to that ingested; see equilibrium (def. 1).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

analytical balance

A very sensitive scale used in chemical analysis.
See also: balance
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Six tenders for the supply of different scientific instruments including (a) flame photometer, (b) spectrophotometer UV/ Vis, (c) another spectrophotometer UV/ Vis for UPF, (d) a reflect meter for smoke, (e) an analytical balance (scale) 3 digits, also (f) another analytical balance (scale) 4 digits.
The system consists of the proven M209 terminal, with highly visible display and clear operator prompting, linked to up to three scales, such as bench and platform scales or analytical balances. Several weigh systems can be linked together or controlled by a back office computer.

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