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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:plasma aldosterone analysis
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Definition:Any method which measures aldosterone, a mineralocorticoid steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex with action in the renal tubule to retain sodium, conserve water by reabsorption, and increase urinary excretion of potassium, in plasma, the fluid portion of the blood in which the particulate components are suspended.
Comment:For use when the specific method of measuring the aldosterone, such as ELISA, EIA or RIA is not given.

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          blood hormone analysis 2
            blood aldosterone analysis 0
              plasma aldosterone analysis 0
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