Pineal Gland

The pineal gland

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The pineal gland is a small gland in the brain that makes melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry
Last Revised March 14, 2013

Last Revised: March 14, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry

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