volume 14, issue 6, P565-569 1993
DOI: 10.1016/0197-4580(93)90040-i
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Abstract: Circadian rhythms of body temperature and activity were recorded in young, middle-aged, and old rats. A new melatonin analog, S20242, was administered daily around the onset of darkness for a 2-week period. Compared to the young animals, there was a significant age-related reduction in the amplitude and stability of body temperature and activity in both the middle-aged and old rats. In these two groups there was an improvement of the circadian rhythm of body temperature as a result of daily application of the …

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