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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:plasma cholesterol level
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Accession:CMO:0002282 term browser browse the term
Definition:The 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, in a specified sample of plasma, the fibrinogen-containing fluid portion of the blood in which the particulate components are suspended. Cholesterol in the plasma is associated with various lipoproteins.

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  clinical measurement 0
    blood measurement 0
      blood chemistry measurement 0
        blood lipid measurement 0
          plasma lipid level 0
            plasma sterol level 0
              plasma cholesterol level 0
                plasma chylomicron cholesterol level + 0
                plasma high density lipoprotein cholesterol level 0
                plasma intermediate density lipoprotein cholesterol level + 0
                plasma low density lipoprotein cholesterol level + 0
                plasma total cholesterol level 0
                plasma very low density lipoprotein cholesterol level + 0
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