micronutrient


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mi·cro·nu·tri·ent

 (mī′krō-no͞o′trē-ənt, -nyo͞o′-)
n.
A substance, such as a vitamin or mineral, that is essential in minute amounts for the proper growth and metabolism of a living organism.

micronutrient

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈnjuːtrɪənt)
n
(Biology) any substance, such as a vitamin or trace element, essential for healthy growth and development but required only in minute amounts

mi•cro•nu•tri•ent

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈnu tri ənt, -ˈnyu-)

n.
an essential nutrient, as a trace mineral, that is required in minute amounts.
[1935–40]

micronutrient

- One of the vitamins and minerals needed only in small amounts for normal body function.
See also related terms for minerals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micronutrient - a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)micronutrient - a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
Translations

micronutrient

n micronutriente m
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Data analysis included categorization of content by themes using both inductive and deductive coding approaches to describe the parental perceptions regarding the use of micronutrient supplements (including perceived barriers and facilitators).
According to experts, almost 2 billion people are suffering from micronutrient malnutrition globally known as hidden hunger.
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The causes of micronutrient deficiencies are multiple and interconnected.
Research: Maternal micronutrient deficiencies may adversely affect fetal and infant health, yet there is insufficient evidence of effects on these outcomes to guide antenatal micronutrient supplementation in South Asia.
This study presents the first double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of a broad-spectrum micronutrient formula in medication-free adults with ADHD.
Hirata's main argument is simple yet multilayered: the growing focus on micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, since the 1990s is one manifestation of this scientized approach to food insecurity, which the political economy and gendered implications of feeding obscures.
7) Micronutrient deficiencies during pregnancy may result in spontaneous abortion, fetal malformation, (8) placental abruption, (9) increased maternal morbidity, (10) pre-eclampsia, increased oxidative stress, (11) as well as LBW.
Zinc is an important micronutrient associated with several enzymatic activities in all photosynthetic plants.
The objectives of the investigation were to 1) identify and describe cases of zinc deficiency disorder among infants at greatest risk for zinc deficiency, including those who were born at <37 weeks' gestation, those weighing <1,500 g at birth, and those with chronic or permanent gastrointestinal dysfunction; 2) investigate the cause of the injectable zinc shortage; and 3) describe the need to monitor symptoms of micronutrient deficiency during micronutrient shortages.
Each food group or micronutrient is discussed in terms of its effects on conditions (such as Type 2 diabetes, cancers, or aging) where research has been published in medical/science journals.