pineal gland (Q198654)

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small endocrine gland found in most vertebrates, which produces melatonin; in humans, located in the epithalamus, in a groove where the two halves of the thalamus join; its shape and size resembles a pine nut, after which it is named
  • pineal body
  • conarium
  • epiphysis cerebri
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pineal gland
small endocrine gland found in most vertebrates, which produces melatonin; in humans, located in the epithalamus, in a groove where the two halves of the thalamus join; its shape and size resembles a pine nut, after which it is named
  • pineal body
  • conarium
  • epiphysis cerebri

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