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Melatonin

Introduction: Melatonin

Description of Melatonin

Melatonin: 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, a pineal hormone involved in modulation of skin pigmentation, gonad development, and circadian rhythms.
Source: Diseases Database

Melatonin: 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, a pineal hormone involved in modulation of skin pigmentation, gonad development, and circadian rhythms.
Source: CRISP

Melatonin: A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Source: MeSH 2007

Melatonin: Related Topics

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Melatonin as an Organ

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Broader terms for Melatonin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Melatonin

The following list attempts to classify Melatonin into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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