[Optimal protein substitution in parenteral nutrition (author's transl)]

Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1976 Apr 9;101(15):579-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1104117.
[Article in German]


In three healthy probands oral whole egg and parenteral amino acid administration were compared by means of nitrogen balance studies. For the amino-acid solution produced according to the potato-egg pattern and administered intravenously the high biological value of 131.4 was obtained in comparison with a value of 100 for the oral egg protein administration. This confirms recommendations to use aminoacid solutions in parenteral nutrition which are prepared according to the principles of nutrition physiology.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amino Acids
  • Dietary Proteins*
  • Eggs
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ovalbumin
  • Parenteral Nutrition*


  • Amino Acids
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Ovalbumin