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News Physiol Sci. 1998 Feb;13:22-25.

Antistress Pattern Induced by Oxytocin.

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Dept. of Animal Physiology, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract

Repeated oxytocin injections cause lowered blood pressure, decreased cortisol levels, increased withdrawal latency, increased release of vagally controlled gastrointestinal hormones, and increased weight gain. Together, these effects form an antistress pattern. Nonnoxious sensory stimuli release oxytocin and induce an effect spectrum similar to the one caused by oxytocin injections.

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11390754

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