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Which hormone is secreted by Pineal gland? What is its function? - Biology

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Which hormone is secreted by Pineal gland? What is its function?

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  1. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland. 
  2. Melatonin plays a very important role in the regulation of biological clock (e.g. 24-hour diurnal rhythm) of our body. It helps in maintaining the normal rhythm of sleep-wake cycle and also influences body temperature, metabolism and reproductive cycles.
Concept: Endocrine System - The Pineal Gland
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