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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:kidney glomerular density
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Accession:CMO:0003674 term browser browse the term
Definition:The number of glomeruli per unit area of kidney. Based on stereological principles, the number of glomeruli per unit area of kidney equals the number of glomeruli per unit volume of kidney. Glomeruli are the tufts of capillaries each situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filter waste products from the blood and thus initiate urine formation.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: glomerular density;   glomeruli count per unit area;   glomerulus count per unit area
 xref: PMID:3199667

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