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Morphometric parameters of the human pineal gland in relation to age, body weight and height

Janusz Golan, Kamil Torres, Grzegorz J. Staśkiewicz, Grzegorz Opielak, Ryszard Maciejewski
Folia Morphol 2002;61(2):111-113.

open access

Vol 61, No 2 (2002)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2002-02-22
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the size, weight, volume and density of the pineal gland in several groups divided by age, body weight and height. 80 human pineal glands were included in the study. Obtained data were statistically analysed by means of Statistica by Statsoft to check existing differences. Obtained data show some significant differences between pineal gland morphometry in weight- and height-related groups. However, these differences do not influence pineal volume significantly. Differences between the pineal gland volume in the maximal and in the minimal weight groups may suggest some relationship between the gland’s structure and body weight. No age-related changes in the morphometry of the pineal gland were observed.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the size, weight, volume and density of the pineal gland in several groups divided by age, body weight and height. 80 human pineal glands were included in the study. Obtained data were statistically analysed by means of Statistica by Statsoft to check existing differences. Obtained data show some significant differences between pineal gland morphometry in weight- and height-related groups. However, these differences do not influence pineal volume significantly. Differences between the pineal gland volume in the maximal and in the minimal weight groups may suggest some relationship between the gland’s structure and body weight. No age-related changes in the morphometry of the pineal gland were observed.
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Keywords

pineal gland; morphometric parameters

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Title

Morphometric parameters of the human pineal gland in relation to age, body weight and height

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 61, No 2 (2002)

Pages

111-113

Published online

2002-02-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2002;61(2):111-113.

Keywords

pineal gland
morphometric parameters

Authors

Janusz Golan
Kamil Torres
Grzegorz J. Staśkiewicz
Grzegorz Opielak
Ryszard Maciejewski

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