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GO term:neuromuscular process controlling balance
Synonym: regulation of balance
GO id:GO:0050885
Definition:Any process that an organism uses to control its balance, the orientation of the organism (or the head of the organism) in relation to the source of gravity. In humans and animals, balance is perceived through visual cues, the labyrinth system of the inner ears and information from skin pressure receptors and muscle and joint receptors.
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-aneurological system process
                                        is-aneuromuscular process
                                                is-aneuromuscular process controlling balance [GO:0050885] (72 genes, 79 annotations)
                                                        part-ofequilibrioception +
                                                is-aneuromuscular process controlling posture +
                                                is-astartle response +

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