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Dracula hormone

Another name for melatonin. [Named after the exclusively nocturnal vampire in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897)]

Dracula hormone

Dracula hormone n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... hormone n. Another name for melatonin . [Named after the exclusively nocturnal vampire in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula ( 1897...

Dracula hormone

Dracula hormone  

Another name for melatonin. [Named after the exclusively nocturnal vampire in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897)]
melatonin

melatonin n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n. The hormone N -acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine secreted by the pineal gland only at night (hence sometimes called the Dracula hormone), lightening skin pigment in some organisms such as tadpoles, though apparently not in humans, affecting sexual development by inhibiting development of gonads in males and the oestrous cycle in females, perhaps promoting sleep (thus used for treating jet lag ), and probably fulfilling other unknown functions. [From Greek mela ( s ) black + English ( sero ) tonin , alluding to its ability to lighten...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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...Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1897 1897 English author Bram Stoker publishes Dracula , his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania Dracula The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1897 1897 British physician Ronald...

United Kingdom - from 1801

United Kingdom - from 1801: 1801 - 2011  

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...Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1897 1897 English author Bram Stoker publishes Dracula , his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania Dracula The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1897 1897 British physician Ronald Ross...

Britain

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...to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe 1897 1897 English author Bram Stoker publishes Dracula , his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania Dracula The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe 1897 1897 British...

British Isles

British Isles: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1897 1897 English author Bram Stoker publishes Dracula , his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania Dracula The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1897 1897 British...

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Europe: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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...to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Britain 1897 1897 English author Bram Stoker publishes Dracula , his gothic tale of vampirism in Transylvania Dracula The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Britain 1897 1897 British...

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