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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:mass spectrometry
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Accession:MMO:0000534 term browser browse the term
Definition:A method for identifying molecules based on the detection of the mass-to-charge ratio of ions generated from the molecule by vaporisation and electron bombardment. Deflection of the ions through a magnetic field results in a characteristic pattern which is used to define the molecule of interest.
Synonyms:xref: OBI:0000470
 display_synonym: mass spec

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