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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

therapeutic melatonin 
A therapeutic chemically synthesized form of the pineal indole melatonin with antioxidant properties. The pineal synthesis and secretion of melatonin, a serotonin-derived neurohormone, is dependent on beta-adrenergic receptor function. Melatonin is involved in numerous biological functions including circadian rhythm, sleep, the stress response, aging, and immunity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Circadin
Abbreviation:MLT