The Pineal Gland and Sexual Function in Man

  • Merrily Poth
  • Sadayoshi Higa
  • Sanford Markey
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 65)


The pineal gland has potent effects on the pituitary — gonadal system in many different species (1). In some situations it seems clear that these effects are mediated by melatonin secreted by the pineal gland (2).


Sexual Function Pineal Gland Precocious Puberty Pubic Hair Plasma Melatonin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merrily Poth
    • 1
  • Sadayoshi Higa
    • 1
  • Sanford Markey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, USUHS, and Laboratory ClinicalClinical Science, NIMHBethesdaUSA

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