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chronobiology

 [kron″o-bi-ol´ah-je]
the scientific study of the effect of time on living systems and of biological rhythms. adj., adj chronobiolog´ic, chronobiolog´ical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy

(kron'ō-bī-ol'ō-jē),
That aspect of biology concerned with the timing of biologic events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individual organisms.
[chrono- + G. bios, life, + logos, study]
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chronobiology

(krŏn′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effects of time and rhythmical phenomena on life processes.

chron′o·bi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
chron′o·bi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
chron′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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Pharmacology The formal study of the effects of circadian rhythms on the timing of illness and therapy
Physiology The formal study of circadian rhythms on physiologic and pathologic events
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chronobiology

Pharmacology The formal study of the effects of circadian rhythms on the timing of illness, and therapy Physiology The formal study of circadian rhythms on physiologic and pathologic events. See Biorhythm, Chronotherapy, Circadian rhythm.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chron·o·bi·ol·o·gy

(kron'ō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
That aspect of biology concerned with the timing of biologic events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena.
[chrono- + G. bios, life, + logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Chronobiologists - body clock scientists - believe that if we really tried to work out how our bodies ticked by listening to them, we would be healthier and happier.
Although I began reading it quite skeptically and ended it somewhat disappointed by the last three chapters, the guts of the book presented by the middle six chapters present an illuminating picture important for all chronobiologists and biologists to have in hand.
"Unknown Factors In Chronobiology", presented by Professor Alexander Dubrov, provides an analysis of data published in the papers of leading chronobiologists and biosymmentrists, demonstrating that the variations of the geomagnetic field and tide-forming forces of the Moon and Sun provide the basis for the homeostasis in living beings.
It's probably not often enough and chronobiologists (i.e., scientists who study the impact of natural rhythms on living systems) suggest why: contemporary stress, insanely busy schedules, skipped meals, artificial light late into the night, no naps--all of it wreaks havoc on the circadian rhythm.
From the work of many chronobiologists and other scientists researching the effects of shift work on the workers and their output, we now know much more about the problems of shift workers, as well as their solutions.