Term Information [More information on saliva secretion]

Accession
GO:0046541
Name
saliva secretion
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
salivation
Definition
The regulated release of saliva from the salivary glands. In man, the saliva is a turbid and slightly viscous fluid, generally of an alkaline reaction, and is secreted by the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual glands. In the mouth the saliva is mixed with the secretion from the buccal glands. In man and many animals, saliva is an important digestive fluid on account of the presence of the peculiar enzyme, ptyalin. Source: GOC:curators, UBERON:0001836
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Ancestors of saliva secretion (GO:0046541)
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saliva secretion [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) localization (GO:0051179)
saliva secretion [Inferred regulates relation] regulates (inferred) biological attribute (OBA:0000001)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) establishment of localization (GO:0051234)
saliva secretion [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological regulation (GO:0065007)
saliva secretion [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
saliva secretion [Inferred related_to relation] related_to (inferred) organism trait (OBA:VT0010454)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism localization (GO:1902578)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) transport (GO:0006810)
saliva secretion [Inferred regulates relation] regulates (inferred) body fluid levels (OBA:0000036)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of biological quality (GO:0065008)
saliva secretion [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-multicellular organism process (GO:0044707)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism transport (GO:0044765)
saliva secretion [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) digestion (GO:0007586)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of body fluid levels (GO:0050878)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) secretion (GO:0046903)
saliva secretion [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) system process (GO:0003008)
saliva secretion [is_a relation] is_a  body fluid secretion (GO:0007589)
saliva secretion [is_a relation] is_a  digestive system process (GO:0022600)
saliva secretion [is_a relation] is_a  secretion by tissue (GO:0032941)
Children of saliva secretion (GO:0046541)
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positive regulation of saliva secretion (GO:0046878) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  saliva secretion
regulation of saliva secretion (GO:0046877) [regulates relation] regulates  saliva secretion
Wikipedia
Salivation