Chapter 8. Biological Rhythms

  1. David A. Lovejoy Associate Professor of Zoology

Published Online: 20 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470027878.ch8

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

How to Cite

Lovejoy, D. A. (2005) Biological Rhythms, in Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470027878.ch8

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844328

Online ISBN: 9780470027875

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Keywords:

  • organismal adaptation;
  • reactive homeostasis;
  • biological clock mechanism;
  • circadian rhythm;
  • photoperiod on infradian rhythms;
  • SCN lesions;
  • pineal complex;
  • melatonin role in rhythmicity;
  • Functional biological clocks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin of biological clocks

  • Circadian rhythms

  • Infradian rhythms

  • Clock circuitry in vertebrates

  • The role of melatonin

  • Chapter summary