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How do we keep in time? Understanding human circadian rhythms.
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PMID:  8475149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Circadian rhythms tend to have a periodicity of 20-28 hours. Physiological variables such as body temperature, blood pressure, and intraocular pressure show fluctuations over each 24-hour period. 2. Circadian rhythms have an endogenous component produced by a 'clock' inside the body, and an exogenous component produced by our rhythmic lifestyle and environment. 3. An understanding of circadian rhythmicity is relevant to nurses, as variations in physiological parameters may have implications for patient care and treatment. 4. Discussion of circadian rhythmicity and its implications should be included in Project 2000 courses to increase understanding of how we 'keep time'.
L Dobrée
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Professional nurse (London, England)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0266-8130     ISO Abbreviation:  Prof Nurse     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-20     Completed Date:  1993-05-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8612884     Medline TA:  Prof Nurse     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Circadian Rhythm*
Pineal Gland / physiology*

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