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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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The brains were immediately removed from the skulls, and the pineal gland was dissected into three parts, frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored at -80[degrees]C until assay.
Some writers and researchers believe that ancient people knew the connection between the pineal gland and the Third Eye or clairvoyance.
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.
The Pineal Gland and Reproduction", Human Reproduction Update, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Effect of sympathetic denervation of the pineal gland on maternal co-ordination of the circadian rhythm of alpha-amylase in parotid gland from young rats.
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.
The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin, which promotes drowsiness and sleep.
Melatonin is produced naturally in the body by the pineal gland, a pea-shaped organ inside the brain that is sensitive to light.
In principal, all human beings produce melatonin themselves within the pineal gland in the brain.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland at night and under conditions of darkness in diurnal and nocturnal species.
Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, helps regulate sleep cycles.