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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.
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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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Crude protein requirements for maintenance of Hanwoo steers by protein balance trial.
With protein balance, it has been shown that a negative nitrogen balance is more often observed in female athletes than in male athletes.
Three hours after the exercise bout, protein turnover and amino acid transport increased in addition to increases in protein degradation above baseline levels, resulting in a net negative protein balance. Similar findings were reported by (Phillips et al., 1999), as they measured fractional synthesis rates (FSR) and breakdown rates (FBR) in resistance trained and untrained individuals.
The protein intake was calculated likewise, resulting in an average protein balance per child.
If muscle is going to maintain its mass, the net level of protein balance must equal zero.
Acute response of net muscle protein balance reflects 24-h balance after exercise and amino acid ingestion.
The link between tick infestation and mortality of moose calves is evident; however, the physiological impact on their energy and protein balance has not been estimated quantitatively.