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pineal gland

  • n  a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
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  • Understanding Depression Through Biochemical Mapping
    Rebekah Eliason for - Your Universe Online Researchers at Duke Medicine have discovered biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants, but only when depression improves. Changes occur within the neurotransmitter pathways of the pineal gland, which is the part of the endocrine system responsible for controlling the body's sleep cycle. A new type of science called ...
    July 19, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Biochemical mapping helps explain who will respond to antidepressants
    ( Duke University Medical Center ) Duke Medicine researchers have identified biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants -- but only in those whose depression improves. These changes occur in a neurotransmitter pathway that is connected to the pineal gland, the part of the endocrine system that controls the sleep cycle, suggesting an added link between sleep, depression and treatment ...
    July 18, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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