micronutrient


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micronutrient

 [mi″kro-noo´tre-ent]
a dietary element essential only in small quantities, such as selenium, copper, or manganese.

micronutrient

[-no̅o̅′trē·ənt]
any dietary element essential only in minute amounts for the normal physiological processes of the body, including vitamins and minerals or chemical elements such as zinc or iodine. Also called microelement, trace element.

micronutrient

Any of the necessary minor components of a well-balanced diet, including vitamins and minerals, which are ingested either in relatively large amounts (thus known as macrominerals) or in minimal amounts (known as trace minerals).

micronutrient

Clinical nutrition A minor and necessary component of a balanced diet–eg, vitamins, minerals. See Diet. Cf Macronutrient, Minerals, Non-nutritive dietary component, Vitamins.

micronutrient

any TRACE ELEMENT (e.g. zinc) or compound required in only minute amounts by organisms. Compare MACRONUTRIENT.

micronutrient,

n an organic compound such as a vitamin, or a chemical element such as zinc or iodine, that is essential only in small amounts for the normal physiologic processes of the body.

micronutrient

a dietary element essential only in small quantities.
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Children and adolescents with CD on the GFD are at risk of micronutrient deficiencies due to reduced amounts of some vitamins such as folate in processed gluten-free foods and suboptimal intake of naturally occurring gluten-free foods such as fruits, vegetables, and vitamin D fortified dairy products [5-9].
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Researchers concluded that in Bangladesh, antenatal multiple micronutrient compared with iron-folic acid supplementation did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months but resulted in a non-statistically significant reduction in stillbirths and significant reductions in preterm births and low birth weight.
pe deficiency of micronutrients (sulphur iron and zinc) is wide spread in many parts of pe country due to cultivation of high yielding varieties intensive agriculture and increased use of sulphur free fertilizers in large quantities wip continuous decrease in pe use of organic manures which necessitates pe rational application of pese elements as pey have becoming limiting factors for obtaining higher yields of several crops.
If the existence of this network of experts was an important factor in facilitating the micronutrient turn, Hirata argues that its broad appeal was the product of specific historical circumstances.
31) Multiple micronutrient supplementations during pregnancy also decreased the prevalence of serum riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate and vitamin D deficiencies compared to controls for 32 weeks.
Studies on the impact of micronutrient on germination, seedling growth and physiology of Bengal Gram under laboratory condition.
Physicians who prescribe PN should recognize the potential risks for micronutrient deficiency, including zinc deficiency, among premature infants who require increased amounts or are unable to receive adequate doses.
Cultivation shift for fine genotypes from flooded to aerobic condition have raised another question for rice growers on micronutrient deficient soil.
This useful information can help farmers apply only the needed quantity of fertilizers and micronutrient and adopt proper measures to get good production results.