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CHEBI ONTOLOGY - ANNOTATIONS

The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/. The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:macronutrient
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Definition:Any nutrient required in large quantities by organisms throughout their life in order to orchestrate a range of physiological functions. Macronutrients are usually chemical elements (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur) that humans consume in the largest quantities. Calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium are sometimes included as macronutrients because they are required in relatively large quantities compared with other vitamins and minerals.
Synonyms:related_synonym: macronutrients



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      CHEBI ontology 19740
        role 19713
          biological role 19711
            physiological role 19709
              food component 19709
                nutrient 19704
                  macronutrient 19682
                    calcium atom + 734
                    carbon atom + 19627
                    hydrogen atom + 19534
                    magnesium atom + 118
                    nitrogen atom + 18877
                    oxygen atom + 19459
                    phosphorus atom + 11153
                    potassium atom + 4995
                    sodium atom + 10198
                    sulfur atom + 17397
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