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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The SWT acid-base balance results are shown in Figures 1 and 2.
However, the increased V[O.sub.2]max, lower lactate, and acid-base balance under HB[O.sub.2] conditions may play a significant role.
Only falcons that were not being trained for falconry were used because falconry training is known to induce physical and physiologic stress, and such environmental stressors are known to significantly affect acid-base balance in birds.
At the beginning of the match (basal moment), the average pH value is 7.403, which indicates an acid-base balance state in the blood.
Fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. In K.S.
marinus infection on acid-base balance is likely a function of disease intensity, and at lower infection levels, as is typical in the upper Chesapeake Bay, there does not appear to be an effect in either C.
Monitoring the pH of urine may be considered a sensitive method for assessing the acid-base balance in extracellular fluids (Seifi et al., 2004).
To use some examples, if a person is cooled from 37[degrees]C to 25[degrees]C, starting with normal acid-base balance, the pH will change from 7.40 to 7.57, the PC[o.sub.2] will change from 40 to 23, the P[o.sub.2] will change from 95 to 23 but remember that HC[o.sub.3]-, S[o.sub.2], C[o.sub.2] content and [o.sub.2] Content will all remain close to normal (< 2% change).
By the time 15 minutes has gone by, the patient is in the metabolic phase, when the body's acid-base balance has dropped from the normal pH of 7.4, "and that's where recovery becomes very difficult," she said.
At the cellular level, what aspirin does is interrupt normal cellular metabolism, causing cells to die and dramatically upsetting the body's chemical and acid-base balance. The central nervous system can be affected, along with the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.
The 21 chapters presented by the authors (of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland) first cover requesting and interpreting tests; disturbances of water, sodium, and potassium balance; and acid-base balance and oxygen transport and are thereafter organized by disease category, with the exception of the two final chapters on therapeutic drug monitoring and chemical toxicology and clinical biochemistry in pediatrics and geriatrics.
There, IV fluids are given to help dilute and flush out the toxins, and electrolytes and acid-base balance are monitored every two to four hours.