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The Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT) is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin (RGD,, Mouse Genome Informatics at the Jackson Laboratory ( and the Animal QTL database at Iowa State University ( For more information about this vocabulary, or to request additions or changes, please contact us (

Term:heart pumping trait
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Accession:VT:2000009 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the ability of the heart to pump blood through its various chambers and out into the circulatory system.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: cardiac capacities

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      circulatory system trait 0
        circulatory system physiology trait 0
          cardiovascular system physiology trait 0
            heart physiology trait 0
              heart pumping trait 0
                heart muscle contractility trait + 0
                heart muscle relaxation trait 0
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