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Melatonin and the Mammalian Pineal Gland

By: J Arendt

352 pages, 13 b/w photos, 147 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #43274 | ISBN: 0412536005
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About this book

Valuable reference for both newcomers and experienced workers in the field, with an overview of the pineal gland mode of action and its physiological effects.


Structure of the pineal gland; biochemistry of the pineal gland; light-dark control of melatonin synthesis; physiology of the pineal - role in photoperiodic seasonal functions; role of the pineal gland and melatonin in circadian rhythms; the pineal in human physiology and pathology; effects of melatonin - therapeutic potential and significance to human health; target sites and mechanism of action of melatonin.

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