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Type: Journal article
Title: Melatonin and development: Physiology and pharmacology
Author: Kennaway, D.
Citation: Seminars in Perinatology, 2000; 24(4):258-266
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0146-0005
Abstract: This review discusses the development of melatonin rhythmicity in humans and the factors that may alter the appearance of melatonin rhythms. The literature on the possible consequences of disordered melatonin production in relation to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, fetal origins of adult disease, and scoliosis is critically reviewed. Finally, the emerging use of melatonin to correct sleep disorders in infants and children is reviewed.
Keywords: Fetus; Humans; Scoliosis; Sudden Infant Death; Melatonin; Circadian Rhythm; Aging; Pregnancy; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Infant; Female; Sleep Wake Disorders
RMID: 0001002172
DOI: 10.1053/sper.2000.8594
Appears in Collections:Obstetrics and Gynaecology publications

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