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protein-sparingadjective Referring to any manoeuvre intended to minimise protein catabolism. Protein-sparing manoeuvres include addition of carbohydrates and fats to a low-protein diet in order to reduce protein breakdown.
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protein-sparingNutrition adjective Referring to any maneuver that minimizes protein catabolism–eg, adding carbohydrates and fats to a low-protein diet. See Low-protein diet.
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