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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 21791
        role 21770
          biological role 21768
            physiological role 21758
              food component 21758
                nutrient 21684
                  macronutrient 21567
                    calcium atom + 540
                    carbon atom + 21408
                    hydrogen atom + 21157
                    magnesium atom + 103
                    nitrogen atom + 19457
                    oxygen atom + 20837
                    phosphorus atom + 10275
                    potassium atom + 5001
                    sodium atom + 9916
                    sulfur atom + 17097
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