Definition, synonyms and picture of pineal gland

pineal gland

n. pineal gland

Translation: glándula pineal

Definition of pineal gland in English

Small endocrine gland, centrally located in the vertebrate brain, whose primary function is the production of melatonin in order to regulate sleep patterns.

Synonyms of pineal gland in English

pineal body, conarium, epiphysis cerebri, third eye

Definition of pineal gland in Spanish

Pequeña glándula endocrina localizada en el cerebro de los vertebrados, encargada de secretar melatonina y regular los ritmos circadianos.

Synonyms of pineal gland in Spanish

cuerpo pineal, conarium, epífisis cerebral

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(N) Sistema endocrino

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(N) Partes del sistema nervioso

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