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body clock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
body clockˈbody clock noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHthe system in your body that controls types of behaviour that happen at regular times, such as sleeping or eating syn biological clock
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body clockThe need for time-cues to produce a body clock with a stable 24-hour period has already been described.This theory also implies that the internal body clock takes up to five years to develop fully.Is it a function of our body clock or our life-style, or due to some interaction between the two?Clearly, a rhythm in food intake might be able to adjust the body clock via several mechanisms.In all cases, the effect of the body clock is being accentuated by our life-style, generally by means of the hormone adrenalin.This result might indicate that the body clock is slow to mature in premature babies.Those few studies that have been carried out in free-running experiments suggest that the body clock might run slightly faster.Adjusting your body clock Sometimes we want to change the timing of our life-style.
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