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GO term:muscle contraction
GO id:GO:0006936
Definition:A process in which force is generated within muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis.
Number of paths to term: 1

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship
regulatesdenotes a 'regulates' relationship
positively-regulatesdenotes a 'positively-regulates' relationship
negatively-regulatesdenotes a 'negatively-regulates' relationship

                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asystem process
                                is-amuscle system process
                                        is-amuscle adaptation +
                                        is-amuscle contraction [GO:0006936] (274 genes, 500 annotations)
                                                part-ofmuscle filament sliding +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of muscle contraction +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of muscle contraction +
                                                regulatesregulation of muscle contraction +
                                                is-asmooth muscle contraction +
                                                is-astriated muscle contraction +
                                        is-amuscle hypertrophy +
                                        regulatesregulation of muscle system process +
                                        is-arelaxation of muscle +

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