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The pineal gland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11949069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The pineal gland is located posterior to the midbrain and is the site of melatonin production. Research on pineal gland function in neonates is very limited. This article will discuss pineal gland development and the possible relationship between melatonin production and sudden infant death syndrome. Further research on pineal gland function is needed in order to establish its significance for the neonate.
Authors:
H Paquette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-12     Completed Date:  2002-05-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-11     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. ahpaque@execpc.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Melatonin / adverse effects*,  biosynthesis
Neonatal Nursing
Nursing Research
Pineal Gland / embryology,  physiopathology*
Risk Assessment
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*,  prevention & control
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
73-31-4/Melatonin

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