oa South African Medical Journal - The biological assessment of protein quality : a formula for rapid estimation of metabolic faecal nitrogen excretion in albino rats

Volume 42, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An investigation was made into the quantitative effects on faecal nitrogen excretion of dry-food consumption, egg-protein consumption and lean body-weight, with a view to devising a simple but reliable means of estimating metabolic faecal nitrogen output in the albino rat.

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