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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:heart left ventricle posterior wall thickness
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Accession:CMO:0000239 term browser browse the term
Definition:The thickness or depth (i.e. the measurement of the two-dimensional extent of the distance between the inner and outer surfaces) of the dorsal/posterior wall of the left ventricle of the heart. The dorsal wall is the portion of the muscle enclosing the ventricle which is closest to the spine and farthest from the chest wall of the organism. The left ventricle is the lower chamber of the left side of the heart, which pumps oxygenated blood out through the aorta to all the tissues of the body.
Comment:Note that "left" in this context refers to the perspective of the organism, not that of the observer.
Synonyms:related_synonym: heart left ventricle dorsal wall thickness

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  clinical measurement 2369
    body morphological measurement 733
      organ morphological measurement 286
        heart morphological measurement 131
          heart wall thickness 0
            heart posterior wall thickness 0
              heart left ventricle posterior wall thickness 0
                heart left ventricle end-diastolic posterior wall thickness + 0
                heart left ventricle end-systolic posterior wall thickness + 0
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