Definitions for "melatonin"
A hormone secreted by the pineal gland. Chemically it is N-acety-5-methoxytryptamine. Research has indicated that there are daily rhythms in secretion of melatonin, in particular due to the depressing effect on melatonin production by light received by the retina. Conversely it appears that melatonin may influence the circadian rhythms of animals. There is some experimental evidence that administration of melatonin may increase the amount of sleep in people with sleep disorders. However, the evidence is not convincing and the effect is not profound. Nevertheless, the deregulation of melatonin and its availability over-the-counter has led to many people taking melatonin to help sleep, without consulting a physician.
As A Treatment"...Cautions, Contraindications and Side-Effects On the basis of theoretical ideas about how melatonin works, some authorities specifically recommend against using it for depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and other serious illnesses, or by pregnant or nursing women..."
a hormone secreted by the pineal gland; may inhibit reproductive activities
As A Treatment"... Inositol at low doses (650mg, which is contained in 3 tbsp of lecithin) at bedtime may help..."
As A Treatment"...1mg have produced a sedative effect when melatonin levels are low..."
As A Treatment" Melatonin is appropriate for supplementation when low melatonin levels are suspected, or when specific conditions are being treated with higher doses..."
A compound that is believed to decrease the presence of beta-amyloid fibrils, but has little or no success in inhibiting huntingtin protein aggregation.
Melatonin is Jonathan Seet's first album, released independently in 2000.