Definition of Pineal body
1. Noun. A small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin.
Generic synonyms: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Medical Definition of Pineal body
1. A small conical midline body attached to the posterior part of the third ventricle and lying between the superior colliculi, below the splenium of the corpus callosum. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Pineal body
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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"My own opinion is that the pineal body need not produce an internal secretion, but that tumors ... The physiological action of extracts of the pineal body. ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"The pineal body is a metamorphosed organ; not a rudimentary, useless, degenerated, ... The pineal body probably furnishes an internal secretion; ..."
3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"... and outwards and downwards through the internal capsule. This stratum is distinct only in the Primates. The pineal body or gland ..."
4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"The pineal body. The pineal body originates as a fold of the wall of the ... The pineal body is apparently of the nature of a rudimentary sense organ, ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"THE pineal body or epiphysis has provided a favourite subject of study for many workers at research, and much discussion has arisen with regard to both its ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The pineal body is rudimentary, and the optic lobes arc now, and throughout the Mammalia, subdivided into four corpora ..."
7. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"CHAPTER XVI THE FUNCTION OF THE pineal body MUCH attention has been devoted ... Anatomy and Development of the pineal body. The pineal body, or pineal gland ..."