Upper-Level Cancer Ontology

Last uploaded: November 20, 2012
Preferred Name

Living

Definitions

The specific differentia that distinguishes living substances from non-living substances are the powers of immanent causation and activity (homeostasis) and the potential power to self-replicate. Homeostasis is the power or capability to maintain a constant internal environment despite internal and external variations. Components of a homeostatic system (not necessarily a substance) include sensors or detectors that recognize and transmit information from internal and external environments to a control center. A homeostatic system possesses a control center that interprets signals from sensors and transmits interpreted information to various effectors in such a manner that results in the proper functioning of the substance with such a system. A homeostatic system constitutes an example of immanent activity and causation in the sense that efficient causation begins with the substance and ends with the substance for the sake of the substance. In addition to immanent activity and causation, the potential self-replication is another property of living substances.

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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ID_0000002

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Andre

creation_date

2012-11-07T10:51:25Z

definition

The specific differentia that distinguishes living substances from non-living substances are the powers of immanent causation and activity (homeostasis) and the potential power to self-replicate. Homeostasis is the power or capability to maintain a constant internal environment despite internal and external variations. Components of a homeostatic system (not necessarily a substance) include sensors or detectors that recognize and transmit information from internal and external environments to a control center. A homeostatic system possesses a control center that interprets signals from sensors and transmits interpreted information to various effectors in such a manner that results in the proper functioning of the substance with such a system. A homeostatic system constitutes an example of immanent activity and causation in the sense that efficient causation begins with the substance and ends with the substance for the sake of the substance. In addition to immanent activity and causation, the potential self-replication is another property of living substances.

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ID:0000002

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Living

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ID:0000002

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Living

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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ID_0000001

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http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ID_0000001

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