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      Chronobiology

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Chronobiology, Biological rhythmicity, Development

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          Abstract

          The field of chronobiology, the study of the rhythms in plants and animals, was restricted to botanists for centuries. Only recently during the last decades could research be broadened to include animals and later even human beings. Rhythms have been documented and related to the alternation of day and night and to the succession of the seasons. Nowadays, chronobiology has developed into a multidisciplinary field in which scientists are involved in basic research as well as in applied topics. This paper gives an introduction to the field, especially dealing with the aspect of rhythm development, and the way in which the different 24-hour rhythms in children become apparent.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5289-9
          978-3-318-01976-6
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1990
          1990
          02 December 2008
          : 33
          : 2-4
          : 53-57
          Affiliations
          Department of Physiology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
          Article
          181463 Horm Res 1990;33:53–57
          10.1159/000181463
          2210622
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          I. Plenary Lectures

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