name: detection of hypoxia
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def: "The series of events in which a stimulus indicating lowered oxygen tension is received by a cell and converted into a molecular signal. Hypoxia, defined as a decline in O2 levels below normoxic levels of 20.8 - 20.95%, results in metabolic adaptation at both the cellular and organismal level." [GOC:BHF, GOC:mah]
synonym: "detection of reduced oxygen levels" EXACT [GOC:vk]
is_a: GO:0001666 ! response to hypoxia
is_a: GO:0003032 ! detection of oxygen
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