Age Related Circadian Responsiveness of MAO Inhibitors

  • E. Radha
Part of the Advances in experimental medicine and biology book series (AEMB, volume 108)


We are becoming increasingly aware of the concept of a biological clock which regulates development and aging. This clock, or clocks, appears to be comprised of a constellation of rhythmic processes occurring throughout the organism in all tissues, organs and systems (Timiras, 1972). As illustrated by Berger (1975), these clocks may govern sleep and wakefulness patterns both phylogenetically and ontogenetically, and repeated inversions of the 12 hour light/dark cycles may dampen such rhythms and result in an actual shortening of life span.


Monoamine Oxidase Inhibit Monoamine Oxidase Circadian Variation Amine Oxidase Circadian Time 
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  • E. Radha
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyBangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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