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Pineal Gland
Nervous System

Pineal Gland

Glandula pinealis

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The pineal gland (aka pineal body, or epiphysis cerebri) is an endocrine gland projects from the roof of the diencephalon. It produces the hormone melatonin and is involved in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.

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The pineal body remained intact in every case while in spite of that a hypofunction of the zona glomerulosa occurred.

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