body clock


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to body clock: biological clock

body clock

n.
A physiological mechanism that is thought to regulate physical and mental functions in chronological rhythm.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said animal studies back the theory that light exposure at night may lead to weight gain by directly affecting signals from the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and circadian rhythms, the body clock.
The team behind the research believes this improved understanding may lead to new ways to alleviate the ill-health associated with disruption to the body clock.
You get lethargic, tired, your circadian rhythm, which is your body clock, likes being extended a little so that's why on a night out you quite like staying out.
Observing (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08259-7) data gathered from 700,000 people , they found that some genes not only affected one's circadian body clock but also how their eyes and brain respond to certain daytime or evening stimuli, among others.
But some researchers have linked this to the body clock.
ISLAMABAD -- Inflammation has unexpected effects on body clock functioning and can also lead to sleep disorders, a recent study suggests.
ISLAMABAD:Inflammation has unexpected effects on body clock functioning and can also lead to sleep disorders, a recent study suggests.
At the same time, chronopharmacology also deals with the study of determining which vitamins and minerals are best absorbed by the body at specific times, depending on one's body clock.
You may think of the body clock as being something that determines when we sleep.
Scientists revealed that the glucocorticoids hormone levels were related to the human circadian rhythms or human body clock. They found that glucocorticoids levels spike when we practise exercise or experience marked changes in environmental temperature.