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Accession
GO:0043084
Name
penile erection
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The hardening, enlarging and rising of the penis which often occurs in the sexually aroused male and enables sexual intercourse. Achieved by increased inflow of blood into the vessels of erectile tissue, and decreased outflow. Source: GOC:jl, Wikipedia:Penile_erection
Comment
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History
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Subset
None
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Parents of penile erection (GO:0043084)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
penile erection [is_a relation] is_a  multicellular organismal reproductive process (GO:0048609)
penile erection [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  copulation (GO:0007620)
Children of penile erection (GO:0043084)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
positive regulation of penile erection (GO:0060406) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  penile erection
negative regulation of penile erection (GO:0060407) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  penile erection
regulation of penile erection (GO:0060405) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  penile erection