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Melatonin

"Melatonin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Melatonin" by people in this website by year, and whether "Melatonin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 52 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2004 and 2015
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