What Is The Pineal Gland? (Read & Digest)

After several converstaions with friends and listening to several Ab-soul songs i’ve come to realize that many ppl don’t know what the pineal gland is so I figured I would write up a qiuck description, after all TCL is a place that you can learn. The pineal gland is a pine cone shaped gland of the endocrine system. The pineal gland produces several important hormones including melatonin. Melatonin influences sexual development and sleep-wake cycles. The pineal gland is composed of cells called pinealocytes and cells of the nervous system called glial cells. The pineal gland connects the endocrine system with the nervous system in that it converts.

The pineal gland is involved in several functions of the body including:
Secretion of the Hormone Melatonin
Regulation of Endocrine Functions
Conversion of Nervous System Signals to Endocrine Signals
Causes Feeling of Sleepiness
Influences Sexual Development

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