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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:sympathetic nervous system morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0001007 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the part of the autonomic nervous system that innervates smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and glands and mediates the body's response to stressful situations.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: adrenergic system morphology trait;   somatic sympathetic system morphology trait;   thoracolumbar system morphology trait

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      nervous/sensory system trait 0
        nervous system morphology trait 0
          autonomic nervous system morphology trait 0
            sympathetic nervous system morphology trait 0
              sympathetic ganglion morphology trait + 0
              sympathetic neuron morphology trait + 0
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