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- n. Plural form of pineal.
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Even the blind have this rhythm, indicating that our pineals along with other neurological inputs can substitute for these special cells in our eye.
The average amount of serotonin found in the pineals of normal persons is about 3.52 micrograms per gland.
Lerner was interested in melanomas, cancers of the pigment cells of human skin; he was curious to find out if there was any possible connection between this skin-lightening substance found in pineals and cancer.
Giarmin and Freedman did find that the pineals of certain deceased mental patients who had suffered from specified mental disorders showed a considerable excess of serotonin in their pineals.
They worked with 200,000 beef pineals obtained from slaughterhouses and finally isolated a tiny quantity of substance that, on injection, lightened the skin of a tadpole.
Mice with new pineals lived 25 percent longer, but we’re yet unable to determine if the same statistics would be true for humans.
The old animals’ hair grew thicker and lusher when the new pineals were inserted.