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Med Clin (Barc). 2004 Jul 10;123(6):230-5.

[General introduction to clinical chronobiology and the therapeutic manipulation of biological rhythms].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

In humans, most clinical variables follow biological rhythms approaching to a mathematical function defined by the cosmic-climatic rhythm. Chronophysiology, chronopathology, chronopharmacology, chronotherapy and phototherapy have common elements frequently studied in a disperse manner, thus making it difficult a global understanding of clinical chronobiology as a unitary and well-characterized discipline. This review focuses on medical chronobiology, which is much more technical since it only gathers those directives of clinical chronobiology having a health-care impact on daily practice.

PMID:
15282079
DOI:
10.1016/s0025-7753(04)74469-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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