'Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once'
Rhythms from the endogenous 'biological clock'// controls the physiological processes of all living beings.
How many of us are aware that inherent to each of our cells there is a remarkable clock that is incessantly ticking away? It has now been undoubtedly established that our body functions in accordance to a rhythm that traces its origin to this 'cellular timepiece'.
Several basic functions like alertness, susceptibility to pain, the processing capacity of the liver and even the intensity of our hand shake is determined by these rhythms which are endogenous, and are orchestrated by external 'signals' like sunlight, darkness, weather or specific sounds. Sunlight is the most potent signal, around which the daily activities of all creatures revolve.
is a discipline of science that studies the phenomenon of biological rhythms and their cyclic pattern in living beings. The earliest rhythm was known to have originated in primordial cells when DNA replication was assigned to the dark, to protect the 'blue print of life' from UV assault.
Rhythms are of several kinds:
refer to long-term cycles, which include the migration of animals and birds.
are the short cycles, like the 90-minute REM cycle.
is a twelve hour cycle that influences marine life, and which fluctuates between the rising and the ebbing tide.
is a 24-hour light-dark cycle that controls the physiological processes of all living things. They determine the quantity, quality and timing of hormones that influence daily functions such as appetite, mood, libido, energy and sleep. Specific patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration Page: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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