Perspectives in pineal functions

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Published on Friday, 28 December 2012

Altough "the profession of the pineal is to regulate reproduction whereas its avocation is to influenxe the functioning of other andocrin organs" (Reiter 1977), yet some other target organs can be envisaged, and some new insights may be obtained. According to Di Bella et al. (1969) bipolar stimulation of the habenular nuclei (2V; 40Hz, square waves; 30-180 min duration)induces a transitory increase in number of blood platelet (Fig 1). [...]

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