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Circadian

  • By: Omar Sultan Haque
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The term circadian literally means “around a day,” and is a descriptive word that indicates that an entity functions on an approximately 24-hour cycle. All living cells have an inherent and endogenously active chronological system that helps them synchronize their ...

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