Effect of seasonal changes in daylength on human neuroendocrine function.

@article{Wehr1998EffectOS,
  title={Effect of seasonal changes in daylength on human neuroendocrine function.},
  author={Thomas A. Wehr},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 3-4},
  pages={118-24}
}
The circadian pacemaker imposes stereotypic patterns of daily variation on the activity of human neuroendocrine systems. In a number of cases, these patterns exhibit waveforms that are characterized by distinct diurnal and nocturnal periods with relatively discrete transitions between them (corresponding to a biological day, a biological dusk, a biological night, and a biological dawn). In humans, for example, diurnal periods of absence of melatonin secretion, low prolactin secretion, and… CONTINUE READING

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