Evidence for an Endocrine Function of the Human Pineal Gland

Chairman’s Introduction
  • R. J. Reiter
Conference paper
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 13)


Research to date indicates that the human pineal gland synthesizes and secretes hormones which probably influence the functioning of the neuro-endocrine axis. There is no basis for the idea that the human pineal becomes less functional with age, or as it becomes calcified.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Reiter
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of AnatomyThe University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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