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Processes are complex phenomena taking place at the level of the cell or the organism which do not correspond to molecular abundances, but instead to a biological process like angiogenesis or a pathology like cancer.

biologicalProcess(), bp()

biologicalProcess(ns:v) or bp(ns:v) denotes the process or population of events designated by the value v in the namespace ns. Examples of biological processes are bp(GO:angiogenesis) and bp(GO:"cell cycle arrest").

pathology(), path()

pathology(ns:v) or path(ns:v) denotes the disease or pathology process designated by the value v in the namespace ns. Examples of pathologies are pathology(MESHD:"Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive") and pathology(MESHD:adenocarcinoma).
BEL 1.0 includes the pathology term function to facilitate the distinction of pathologies from other biological processes because of their importance in many potential applications in the life sciences.

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