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Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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Studies have recently examined several other genes that are involved in retinal dystrophies that potentially lead to blindness, and they found that these genes are also expressed in the pineal gland (Bailey et al.
Unlike pineal gland melatonin, GI melatonin is not influence by light intensity but instead by food intake.
The fact that pineal calcification is significantly higher in patients with Alzheimer's disease should be a wake-up call to researchers, because the National Research Council (NRC) reported in 2006: "As with other calcifying tissues, the pineal gland can accumulate fluoride.
Melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland of the brain, is well known as a sleep aid; it is registered as a drug for that purpose in Europe.
Reciprocal day/night relationship between serotonin oxidation and N-acetilation products in the rat pineal gland.
Consequently, the pineal gland is thought to play a significant role in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a naturally occurring substance produced chiefly by the pineal gland but also in much smaller amounts by the gastrointestinal tract (1), retina (2), platelets (3) and skin (4).
a) The retina synthesizes melatonin in the presence of light b) Melatonin is primarily produced by the pineal gland c) Orcadian rhythms are influenced by melatonin d) Melatonin inhibits the production of dopamine
We each have a small gland in our brain called the pineal gland that releases a number of chemicals.
Residual pineal gland is attenuated and/or displaced posteroinferiorly.
Melatonin is produced at several sites in the body: the pineal gland, the retina and the intestine.