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  1. pinealocytenoun

    A single cell within the pineal gland which is involved in melatonin secretion and circadian rhythms.


  1. Pinealocyte

    Pinealocytes are the main cells contained in the pineal gland, located behind the 3rd ventricle and between the two hemispheres of the brain. The primary function of the pinealocytes is the secretion of the hormone melatonin, a hormone important in the regulation of circadian rhythms. In humans, the suprachiasmatic nucleus communicates the message of darkness to the pinealocytes, and as a result, controls the day and night cycle. It has been suggested that pinealocytes are derived from photoreceptor cells. Research has also shown the decline in the number of pinealocytes by way of apoptosis as the age of the organism increases. There are two different types of pinealocytes, Type I and Type II, which have been classified based on certain properties including shape, presence or absence of infolding of the nuclear envelope, and composition of the cytoplasm.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinealocyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinealocyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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