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OBO ID: CHEBI:16796
Term Name: melatonin Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine
  • melatonin
  • melatonine
  • N-[2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide
  • N-[2-(5-methoxyindol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide
  • N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine
Definition: A member of the class of acetamides that is acetamide in which one of the hydrogens attached to the nitrogen atom is replaced by a 2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl group. It is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in humans.
References:
Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available