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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:micropuncture fluid collection
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Definition:An in vivo microsurgical preparation that involves the quantitative collection of tubular fluid from a proximal or distal tubule using a micropipette to accurately puncture the specified structure. Used to study single nephron function.

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