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pineal

A gland-like structure in the brain which appears to be the major site of melatonin biosynthesis. The exact role of the pineal remain obscure.


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melatonin

I know that melatonin hormone is released by the pineal gland upon the fall of the night, so we can go to sleep easier. But nowhere I could find how the daily release of this hormone is triggered in humans that live on the north pole or so, so the ...

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by kk
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:18 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: melatonin
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The pineal gland

I understand....and is it wrong if somewhere it says: "The extracts of the pineal gland have metabolic role, in the meabolism of proteins, minerals, glucose or lipids", (without saying if they have a direct influence or not)?

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by Alfaomega
Sun May 04, 2008 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The pineal gland
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: The pineal gland

ok...thx One last question: Is it true that the pineal gland has a role in the metabolism of proteins, minerals, glucose or lipids?

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by Alfaomega
Sun May 04, 2008 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The pineal gland
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

The pineal gland

Hello, I started to read in a book about the pineal gland, but I have some questions about it: 1) Is it true that the melatonin decolorates the skin of the inferior vertebrates(amphibians and reptiles)? 2) Do you know any other hormones produced ...

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by Alfaomega
Sat May 03, 2008 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The pineal gland
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is'true that human have third eye long time ago?

All the zoology books I have ever read say that Sphenodon punctatum has a pineal eye that is as functional as the other two. That is either false or its regular eyes aren't that sharp either.

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by MrMistery
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:33 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: is'true that human have third eye long time ago?
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