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Term:gland physiology trait
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Accession:VT:0002164 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable characteristic related to the function of or processes in an organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ.
Comment:pslim term
Synonyms:exact_synonym: endocrine gland function;   endocrine system physiology trait;   gland function

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Niddm36 Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus QTL 36 IDA RGD PMID:11723056 RGD:619688 NCBI chr 1:184,550,676...229,550,676 JBrowse link
Q Niddm62 Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus QTL 62 IDA RGD PMID:15266047 RGD:1302801 NCBI chr 2:150,540,301...202,447,032 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      endocrine/exocrine system trait 162
        gland physiology trait 5
          adrenal gland physiology trait + 0
          lacrimal gland physiology trait + 0
          mammary gland physiology trait + 0
          neuroendocrine gland physiology trait + 0
          pancreas gland physiology trait + 5
          parathyroid gland physiology trait 0
          salivary gland physiology trait + 0
          sebaceous gland physiology trait + 0
          sex gland physiology trait + 0
          thyroid gland physiology trait + 0
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