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pineal gland

n.
A small, cone-shaped organ in the brain of most vertebrates that secretes the hormone melatonin. Also called epiphysis, pineal body, pineal organ.
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pineal gland

or

pineal body

n
(Anatomy) a pea-sized organ in the brain, situated beneath the posterior part of the corpus callosum, that secretes melatonin into the bloodstream. Technical names: epiphysis or epiphysis cerebri
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pin′eal gland`


n.
a small, cone-shaped endocrine organ in the posterior forebrain, secreting melatonin and involved in biorhythms and gonadal development. Also called epiphysis.
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pin·e·al gland

(pĭn′ē-əl, pī′nē-əl)
A small gland that is located near the brain and is involved in the regulation of hormones. In many animals, the pineal gland controls metabolism, hibernation, and sexual development.
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pineal gland

An endocrine gland in the diencephalon. It produces melatonin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pineal gland - a small endocrine gland in the brainpineal gland - a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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Translations
epifýzašišinka
ZirbeldrüseEpiphyse
glándula pineal
käpyrauhanen
glande pinéale
ghiandola pineale
松果体
glandula pinealis
kankorėžinė liauka
epifyse
konglekjertelen
szyszynka
glândula pineal
šuškovité teliesko
tallkottkörteln
епіфіз

pineal gland

nZirbeldrüse f, → Epiphyse f (spec)
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References in classic literature ?
After making the greatest opposition between thought and extension, Descartes, like Plato, supposes them to be reunited for a time, not in their own nature but by a special divine act (compare Phaedrus), and he also supposes all the parts of the human body to meet in the pineal gland, that alone affording a principle of unity in the material frame of man.
A good deal more than a year ago, before anything was known of Lydgate's skill, the judgments on it had naturally been divided, depending on a sense of likelihood, situated perhaps in the pit of the stomach or in the pineal gland, and differing in its verdicts, but not the less valuable as a guide in the total deficit of evidence.
While that is all good however, a new study reveals that soaking in warm water before bed acts as a signal to our brain's pineal gland to start producing melatonin, which is also known as our sleep hormone.
Before studying the psychedelic, her research focused on melatonin production in the pineal gland.
The 3 i's in their name symbolize a being's 3 eyes; 2 to observe and one to see, referring to the pineal gland which symbolizes the state of enlightenment.
Pineal gland. The pineal gland releases melatonin, a hormone that helps us sleep and is primarily responsible for maintaining our circadian rhythm--or bodily changes that are primarily based on the light-dark cycle of our daily environment.
5-methoxytryptophol (5-MTX) is a hormone synthesized from the pineal gland hormones.
They then performed MRI brain scans to measure the volume of the pineal gland. They found that coffeelovers had pineal glands 20 per cent smaller than non-drinkers and experienced more problems sleeping.
'Hallowed be Thy Name'-The Name resides in the pineal gland, sometimes known as the 'third eye.' This refers to the power of the Christ Spirit within man, the name which is above every other name, and emanates from the pineal gland.
The pineal gland is often claimed to be the human body's DMT factory, and Strassman (2001) has popularized the notion that the brain releases large amounts of this compound when we dream and during death, thus explaining the visions we may experience when we sleep and, supposedly, when we enter the white light (Kraehenmann, 2017).
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