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Account Balance

The amount available in an account. Simply put, the account balance is the net of all credits less all debits. A positive account balance indicates the account holder has funds available to him/her, while a negative balance indicates the holder owes money. Account balances are important in banking because they determine whether or not an account holder has money for living expenses and in margin accounts because they show whether the holder can conduct more margin transactions.

Balance

The amount of the original loan remaining to be paid.

It is equal to the loan amount less the sum of all prior payments of principal.

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The acid-base balance was determined using Davenport's diagram (9).
To analyze changes in acid-base balance, a blood sample was obtained immediately before and after the 1st and 15th endurance training sessions (Table 3).
The pH of our urine varies widely, as our urinary tract is on the front line of keeping our bodies in acid-base balance. Animal protein, grains, soda and sodium all produce high acid loads for our kidneys to process.
Assessing acid-base balance can be an important tool in the diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic intervention of critically ill falcons.
In this paper, we chose to examine the evolution of two biochemical/ metabolic parameters: blood lactic acid (L.A.) and blood acid-base balance (pH).
Arterial blood gases (ABGs) provide an objective measure of acid-base balance, oxygenation, and ventilation while determining the level of compensatory mechanisms (Burton, 2009).
"The authors of this review concluded that adequate protein, vitamin D, and acid-base balance are key dietary factors for maintaining muscle mass," says Georgia Giannopoulos, RD, CDN, CNSC, a senior clinical dietitian at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
They cover the physiology of bodily fluids; the structure of the kidneys; glomerular filtration and renal blood flow; renal transport mechanisms; regulation of body fluid osmolality, extracellular fluid volume and sodium chloride balance, potassium and acid-base balance, and calcium and phosphate homeostasis; and the physiology of diuretic action.
However, adequate nutritional intake and an optimal dietary acid-base balance are also very important elements of any strategy to preserve muscle mass and strength during ageing," said Professor Jean-Philippe Bonjour, co-author and Professor of Medicine at the Service of Bone Diseases, University of Geneva.
Dietary cation-anion difference has a role in animal productivity and health via its influence on the acid-base balance and calcium metabolism in the animal that often become 'broken' in dairy cows (Sanchez, 2003).
The acid-base balance, known as the_ pH balance, can change quickly resulting in an adverse affect on the motility and health of the microbes and the amount of fermentation taking place.