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GO term:equilibrioception
Synonym: sensory perception of orientation with respect to gravity
GO id:GO:0050957
Definition:The series of events required for an organism to receive an orientational stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal. Equilibrioception refers to a combination of processes by which an organism can perceive its orientation with respect to gravity. In animals, stimuli come from labyrinth system of the inner ears, monitoring the direction of motion; visual stimuli, with information on orientation and motion; pressure receptors, which tell the organism which body surfaces are in contact with the ground; and proprioceptive cues, which report which parts of the body are in motion.
Number of paths to term: 4

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


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-asystem process
                                        is-aneurological system process
                                                is-aneuromuscular process
                                                        is-aneuromuscular process controlling balance
                                                                part-ofequilibrioception [GO:0050957] (8 genes, 9 annotations)
                                                                        part-ofdetection of mechanical stimulus involved in equilibrioception
                                                                        part-ofproprioception involved in equilibrioception
                                                                        part-ofvisual perception involved in equilibrioception


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-asystem process
                                        is-aneurological system process
                                                is-asensory perception
                                                        part-ofdetection of stimulus involved in sensory perception +
                                                        is-aequilibrioception [GO:0050957] (8 genes, 9 annotations)
                                                                part-ofdetection of mechanical stimulus involved in equilibrioception
                                                                part-ofproprioception involved in equilibrioception
                                                                part-ofvisual perception involved in equilibrioception
                                                        is-amagnetoreception +
                                                        is-aproprioception +
                                                        regulatesregulation of sensory perception +
                                                        is-asensory perception of chemical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of electrical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of gravity +
                                                        is-asensory perception of humidity +
                                                        is-asensory perception of light stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of mechanical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of pain +
                                                        is-asensory perception of temperature stimulus +
                                                        part-ofsensory processing +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-asystem process
                                        is-aneurological system process
                                                is-aneuromuscular process
                                                        is-aneuromuscular process controlling balance
                                                                part-ofequilibrioception [GO:0050957] (8 genes, 9 annotations)
                                                                        part-ofdetection of mechanical stimulus involved in equilibrioception
                                                                        part-ofproprioception involved in equilibrioception
                                                                        part-ofvisual perception involved in equilibrioception


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-multicellular organism process
                                is-asystem process
                                        is-aneurological system process
                                                is-asensory perception
                                                        part-ofdetection of stimulus involved in sensory perception +
                                                        is-aequilibrioception [GO:0050957] (8 genes, 9 annotations)
                                                                part-ofdetection of mechanical stimulus involved in equilibrioception
                                                                part-ofproprioception involved in equilibrioception
                                                                part-ofvisual perception involved in equilibrioception
                                                        is-amagnetoreception +
                                                        is-aproprioception +
                                                        regulatesregulation of sensory perception +
                                                        is-asensory perception of chemical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of electrical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of gravity +
                                                        is-asensory perception of humidity +
                                                        is-asensory perception of light stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of mechanical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of pain +
                                                        is-asensory perception of temperature stimulus +
                                                        part-ofsensory processing +


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