pineal gland

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pineal +‎ gland, from its pine-cone shape.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpaɪ.niːəl ˌɡlænd/, /ˈpɪ.niːəl ˌɡlænd/


pineal gland (plural pineal glands)

  1. (anatomy) A small, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland found near the centre of the brain that produces melatonin.
    • 2009 June 2, Paul Fassa, “A Fluoride-Free Pineal Gland is More Important than Ever”, in[1], retrieved 2013-09-06:
      Good news though. Frequent exposure to outdoor sunshine, 20 minutes or so at a time, will help stimulate a fluoride calcified pineal gland. Just make sure you take off your hat. This is more important than most realize, because the pineal gland affects so much other enzyme and endocrine activity, including melatonin production.


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