Term Information [More information on sleep]

Accession
GO:0030431
Name
sleep
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
diapause, dormancy, lethargus
Definition
Any process in which an organism enters and maintains a periodic, readily reversible state of reduced awareness and metabolic activity. Usually accompanied by physical relaxation, the onset of sleep in humans and other mammals is marked by a change in the electrical activity of the brain. Source: ISBN:0192800981
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0030431 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Ancestors of sleep (GO:0030431)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
sleep [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
sleep [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
sleep [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
sleep [is_a relation] is_a  single-multicellular organism process (GO:0044707)
Children of sleep (GO:0030431)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
circadian sleep/wake cycle, sleep (GO:0050802) [is_a relation] is_a  sleep
estivation (GO:0042751) [is_a relation] is_a  sleep
hibernation (GO:0042750) [is_a relation] is_a  sleep
Wikipedia
Sleep