Basic Fact About Nitrogen In Human Body
Nitrogen Balance is the difference between the amount of nitrogen consumed per day, and the amount of nitrogen excreted per day.
Nitrogen balance —> Gram of N eaten – Gram of N loss
If the body degrades more-than it synthesizes and losses protein,nitrogen status is negative in people who are starving or suffering other severe stresses such as burns,injury,infections,fever etc.
Their nitrogen output exceeds their nitrogen intake.During this time,the body losses nitrogen s it breaks down muscles and other body protein for energy.Nitrogen Equilibrium= Nin=Nout
Negative Nitrogen= Nin<Nout