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Term:blood homeostasis trait
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Accession:VT:0015078 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the internal equilibrium in the cell-containing fluid that circulates through the body, carrying nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues and taking away waste matter and carbon dioxide.
Synonyms:related_synonym: blood chemistry;   blood molecular composition

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Nr4a1 nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A, member 1 IDA RGD PMID:24722447 RGD:12910103 NCBI chr 7:142,899,358...142,920,216
Ensembl chr 7:142,905,758...142,920,216
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  vertebrate trait 2385
    organism trait 936
      homeostasis trait 547
        blood homeostasis trait 427
          blood acidity-alkalinity balance trait 0
          blood amino acid amount + 0
          blood ammonia amount 0
          blood bicarbonate amount 0
          blood bilirubin amount 0
          blood calcidiol amount 0
          blood carbohydrate or carbohydrate derivative amount + 142
          blood carnitine amount 0
          blood creatinine amount 8
          blood flavanone amount 0
          blood gas amount + 0
          blood hormone amount + 126
          blood integrity trait + 0
          blood lactate amount 0
          blood lipid amount + 109
          blood lipoprotein particle size + 0
          blood malondialdehyde amount 0
          blood mineral amount + 1
          blood oxidized LDL amount + 0
          blood protein amount + 37
          blood pyruvate amount 0
          blood reactive oxygen metabolite amount + 0
          blood urea nitrogen amount 3
          blood uric acid amount 1
          blood vitamin amount + 0
          blood xenobiotic amount + 0
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