Interactions between Pineal and Nonreproductive Endocrine Glands

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It has not been too long a time that the endocrine nature of the pineal gland has been doubted. In the light of the research work performed world-wide in the last few decades, it has became evident and generally accepted that the pineal gland forms an integrate part of the endocrine system. However, the role of the pineal does not fit simply into the general scheme of the hypothaalamo-pituitary-peripheral target organ axis.


Pineal Gland Melatonin Treatment Pineal Organ Olfactory Bulbectomy Pineal Function 
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniv. Med. SchoolPécsHungary

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