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Melatonin

Similar term(s): melatonine.

Definition:

Melatonin is a hormone formed by the pineal gland (which is located in the center of the brain). Melatonin regulates the sleep-wake cycle and is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. Melatonin is also available in some countries as a drug or a dietary supplement which acts against insomnia and jet-lag.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Hormone(s)

Translation(s):

Español: Melatonina
Français: Mélatonine

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