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Descriptor English: Melatonin
Descriptor Spanish: Melatonina
Descriptor Portuguese: Melatonina
Descriptor French: Mélatonine
Tree number(s): D03.633.100.473.914.481
D06.472.506
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008550
Scope note: A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Antioxidants
Central Nervous System Depressants
Registry Number: JL5DK93RCL
CAS Type 1 Name: Acetamide, N-(2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(65)
DeCS ID: 8718
Unique ID: D008550
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Melatonin - Preferred
Concept UI M0013319
Scope note A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Preferred term Melatonin



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