ISBN-10:
0412536005
ISBN-13:
9780412536007
Pub. Date:
12/31/1994
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Melatonin and the Mammalian Pineal Gland / Edition 1

Melatonin and the Mammalian Pineal Gland / Edition 1

by Josephine Arendt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780412536007
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/31/1994
Edition description: 1994
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Melatonin and the mammalian pineal gland. Structure of the pineal gland. Biochemistry of the pineal. 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. Index.

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