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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."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Using a process in which microdialysis tubing is inserted into a rat brain through the pineal gland, the researchers collected a sample that was analyzed for -- and confirmed -- the presence of DMT.
Daily variation in the concentration of melatonin and 5-methoxytryptophol in the goose pineal gland, retina, and plasma.
Leaving aside for a while DMT, the pineal gland is considered central in several religious and mystical practices all over the world, and has played a major role in the theories of Galen (circa 130-210 CE) and Rene Descartes (1596-1650) (Lopez-Munoz & Alamo, 2011).
The purpose of the present study is to analyze the presence of pigmented cells in the pineal gland of female viscachas under natural conditions and to evaluate a probable relation between pigment content and glandular activity during pregnancy.
Moreover, the influence of LPS treatment on the gene expression of proinflammatory cytokines and their corresponding receptors in the pineal gland was also studied.
As you'd expect, light therapy to stimulate the pineal gland and lower melatonin levels nearly always helps.
The youngster - diagnosed with a cyst on her pineal gland, known as the 'third eye' - had around 16 inches lopped off her thick, dark brown hair.
Sunlight exposure signals the pineal gland to produce the chemical melatonin.
This rhythm is regulated by the pineal gland, a neuro-endocrine organ located at the base of the brain.
When you cross time zones, the pineal gland - which controls your body's temperature and internal clock - is disrupted by the change in light, playing havoc with your natural rhythms.
The structure and function of pineal gland of many mammalian species, particularly rodents, have been extensively studied (Bhatnagar, 1992; Abou-Easa et al, 2009).
The centre of brain consists of a pinecone shaped structure called pineal body or pineal gland. It is a sensitive biological watchdog in brain.