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The pineal gland is a small gland in the brain that makes melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAlfred Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry
Last RevisedMarch 14, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 14, 2013
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