Medical chronobiology: concepts and applications.

  title={Medical chronobiology: concepts and applications.},
  author={Michael hale Smolensky and Gilbert E. D'Alonzo},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={147 6 Pt 2},
Chronobiology is the study of biologic rhythms and biologic time structure. Medical chronobiology, in particular, is concerned with circadian (24-h) and other bioperiodic influences on human diseases such as (1) their occurrence or variation in severity over the 24-h or other time scale, (2) response of patients to diagnostic procedures and tests and, (3) the effect of medical treatments. The symptoms of chronic diseases--allergic rhinitis, regular and variant type angina, rheumatoid and… CONTINUE READING
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