NPU

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NPUNetwork Processor Unit
NPUNorth Park University (Chicago, IL)
NPUNational Pedagogical University (various locations)
NPUNetwork Processing Unit
NPUNorthwestern Polytechnic University (Fremont, CA)
NPUNeighborhood Planning Unit
NPUNet Protein Utilization
NPUNegative Pressure Unit (air filtration)
NPUNippon Polyurethane (Japan)
NPUNeo Productions Unlimited (gaming)
NPUNitrogen Purge Unit (US NASA)
NPUNomenclature Properties and Units
NPUNational Poisons Unit
NPUNational Police University (various locations)
NPUNumeric Processing Unit (like FPU)
NPUNatural Push Up
NPUNice Pick Up (gaming)
NPUNoise Pick-Up
NPUNosocomial Pressure Ulcer
NPUNaval Parachute Unit (US Navy)
NPUNon-Published Number (telephone Industry)
NPUNice Parts Usage
NPUNamed Patient Use (pharmaceutical program)
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Net protein utilization (NPU) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) were worked out by using the formula of (Miller and Bender, 1955) as under:
The true digestibility, net protein utilization, concentration of essential amino acids and dietary fiber were significantly improved due to inclusion of flaxseed in the diets.
Apparent digestibility of nutrients (CP, GE), metabolic rate of GE (ME-GE) and net protein utilization (NPU) of pigs fed zearalenone contaminated feeds with or without clay enterosorbent for 24 days (CP on wet-basis and GE on dry basis) Apparent digestibility (%) Treatments GE CP Control 83.
This implies that for human adults, net protein utilization values for diets of most sources are similar, but much lower than would be predicted," states WHO/FAO.
Protein efficiency ratio, feed efficiency ratio, percent weight gain, net protein utilization, food conversion ratio and specific growth rate were calculated to compare the growth of fish in different treatments.
At the end of the experimental period the following growth and feed utilization indices were calculated; percentage weight gain, specific growth rate (SGR), food conversion efficiency (FCE), food conversion ratio (FCR) and apparent net protein utilization (ANPU) using the following equations as described by Brown [10], Winberg [11], Castell and Teiws [12] and Miller and Bender [13], respectively.