Major minerals
Term: Major minerals
Alternative Terms: macrominerals
Long Description: 

Major minerals (or macrominerals) are minerals that are present in the body in relatively high concentrations of at least 50 mg per kilogram of body weight. Since major minerals in an aqueous environment usually occur in ionised form, meaning as positively or negatively charged particles, they are also referred to as electrolytes. The major minerals are calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, sulphur and chloride.