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Melatonin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melatonin
Tree Number(s)
D03.633.100.473.914.481
D06.472.506
Unique ID
D008550
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008550
Scope Note
A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Pharm Action
Antioxidants
Central Nervous System Depressants
Registry Number
JL5DK93RCL
Related Numbers
73-31-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Acetamide, N-(2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68(65)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
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