What is another word for melatonin?13 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ m_ˈɛ_l_ɐ_t_ˌɒ_n_ɪ_n], [ mˈɛlɐtˌɒnɪn], [ mˈɛlɐtˌɒnɪn]
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Definition for Melatonin:
- A hormone secreted by the pineal gland. Chemically it is N-acety-5-methoxytryptamine. Research has indicated that there are daily rhythms in secretion of melatonin, in particular due to the depressing effect on melatonin production by light received by the retina. Conversely it appears that melatonin may influence the circadian rhythms of animals. There is some experimental evidence that administration of melatonin may increase the amount of sleep in people with sleep disorders. However, the evidence is not convincing and the effect is not profound. Nevertheless, the deregulation of melatonin and its availability over-the-counter has led to many people taking melatonin to help sleep, without consulting a physician.
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Homophones for Melatonin:
- miltonia, maldon, militiaman, milton, malathion, molten, miltown, milldam, melt down, mylodon, mealtime, mulled wine, maltman, meltdown, mauldin.