suprachiasmic

suprachiasmic

(ˌsuːprəkaɪˈæzmɪk)
adj
(Anatomy) relating to the area in the hypothalamus that regulates the biological clock
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While much interest has focused on centers of the brain that induce sleep, the suprachiasmic nucleus (SCN) in the hypothalamus plays a pivotal role in sleep/wake states.
It binds to the suprachiasmic nucleus (SCN), which is the body's circadian pacemaker or internal clock.
The gland receives input from the retina via the suprachiasmic nucleus (SCN) in a multisynaptic pathway (Fig 1).