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Circadian Rhythms

11. May 2009

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Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Terminology Circadian – Latin for “around a day” Circadian rhythms – regular changes in mental and physical patterns occurring in the course of a day SCN, or suprachiasmatic nucleus – internal “time clock” Hypothalamus – a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei of functions Retina – […]

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