negative nitrogen balance


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neg·a·tive ni·tro·gen bal·ance

(negă-tiv nītrŏ-jĕn balăns)
Nonphysiologic state wherein nitrogenous output is greater than nitrogen intake.

neg·a·tive ni·tro·gen bal·ance

(negă-tiv nītrŏ-jĕn balăns)
Nonphysiologic state wherein nitrogenous output exceeds intake.
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John, 1993), Positive nitrogen balance reflects an anabolic state, while a negative nitrogen balance reflects a catabolic state.
On the other hand, seasonal droughts, poor plant rooting, and soils with low water holding capacities cause frequent plant water deficits (1) (16); and the subsequent reductions of dinitrogen fixation may result in a net negative nitrogen balance from peanut and other legumes (10)(12).
In the nonmigratory state both species ate less, lost body mass, and had more negative nitrogen balance as dietary protein decreased.