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Medical Term:

urinary nitrogen

 

Definition: nitrogen excreted as urea, amino acids, uric acid, and the like, in the urine; 1 g of urinary nitrogen indicates the breakdown in the body of 6.25 g of protein.

See Also: nitrogen equivalent

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