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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 19911
        role 19887
          biological role 19885
            physiological role 19884
              food component 19884
                nutrient 19878
                  macronutrient 19856
                    calcium atom + 750
                    carbon atom + 19799
                    hydrogen atom + 19678
                    magnesium atom + 120
                    nitrogen atom + 19002
                    oxygen atom + 19579
                    phosphorus atom + 12718
                    potassium atom + 5020
                    sodium atom + 11279
                    sulfur atom + 17742
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