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Meaning of MELATONIN

Pronunciation:  `melu'townin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hormone secreted by the pineal gland
 

MELATONIN is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: hormone, internal secretion

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This hormone is produced by the pineal gland (located at the center of the brain) at night. It is believed to regulate the body's biological clock and reproductive cycles and has been found to improve the quality of sleep in elderly insomniacs.
 

 

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