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The Clinical Measurement Ontology (CMO), Measurement Methods Ontology (MMO), and Experimental Condition Ontology (XCO) are currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about these vocabularies please see Shimoyama et al. Three ontologies to define phenotype measurement data. Front Genet. 2012;3:87. Epub 2012 May 28 or contact us (

Term:blood total cholesterol level
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Accession:CMO:0000051 term browser browse the term
Definition:Measurement of the entire amount of cholesterol, a eukaryotic sterol that in higher animals is the precursor of bile acids and steroid hormones and a key constituent of cell membranes, without taking into account any association with other molecules such as lipoproteins, in a specified volume of blood, the fluid that circulates through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins carrying nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues and metabolites away from them.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: total cholesterol measurement
 narrow_synonym: total cholesterol change measurement
 related_synonym: blood TC level
 xref: EFO:0004574;   EFO:0007806

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Related Phenotype Data for Term "blood total cholesterol level" (CMO:0000051)

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  clinical measurement 0
    blood measurement 0
      blood chemistry measurement 0
        blood protein measurement 0
          blood lipoprotein measurement 0
            blood lipoprotein level 0
              blood total cholesterol level 0
                plasma total cholesterol level 0
                serum total cholesterol level + 0
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