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endogenous pacemakers

inherited mechanismsimportant for the regulation of biologicalrhythms, particularly in the absence of external cues. The principal endogenouspacemaker in mammals is a small group of cells in the hypothalamus,known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which regulates the productionof melatonin in the pineal gland.

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