Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 35 years

pineal gland

A small, endocrine gland attached by a stalk to the dorsal wall of the third ventricle of the cerebrum where the two thalamic bodies join; it produces melatonin which plays a role in circadian rhythm (i.e. the 24-hour cycle in the processes plants, animals, fungi, and cyanobacteria); it is  also called epiphysis cerebri.

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Related Words

cerebrum ; dorsal ; fungus ; thalamus ; ventricles