NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,886 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- energy balance
- listen (EH-ner-jee BA-lunts)
In biology, the
state at which the number of calories eaten equals the
number of calories used. Energy balance is affected by
physical activity, body size, amount of body fat and
muscle, and genetics.