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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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Accession:CHEBI:33937 term browser browse the term
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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    role 0
      biological role 0
        physiological role 0
          food component 0
            nutrient 0
              macronutrient 0
                calcium atom + 0
                carbon atom + 0
                hydrogen atom + 0
                magnesium atom + 0
                nitrogen atom + 0
                oxygen atom + 0
                phosphorus atom + 0
                potassium atom + 0
                sodium atom + 0
                sulfur atom + 0
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