Example sentences for: oxytocin

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  • Also, an article demystifies love (just in time for Valentine's Day), explaining that a chemical called oxytocin, triggered by breast-feeding, makes mothers love their kids and mates.

  • For example, chronic treatment with fluoxetine decreases the release of AVP from rat hypothalamic organ cultures [ 36 ] . This finding is particularly noteworthy since alterations in AVP levels in the cerebrospinal fluid have been correlated with occurrences of OCD [ 15 16 ] . The occurrence of OCD has also been correlated with increased levels of oxytocin, a neuropeptide closely related to AVP [ 37 ] . In golden hamsters, the elevation of serotonin in the anterior hypothalamus following fluoxetine treatment can inhibit the activity of the AVP system related to aggressive behavior [ 10 11 ] . The ability of microinjected AVP in the anterior hypothalamus to enhance aggressive behavior in golden hamsters is blocked by fluoxetine treatment and serotonin 5HT 1A receptor agonists [ 10 ] . The present data include AVP-stimulated flank marking in the list of behaviors suppressed by fluoxetine treatment.

  • It has been reported that the exposure to lambdacarrageenan could specifically result in filament disassembly and loss of ME cells [ 34 ] . In contrast, exposure to oxytocin could substantially enhance ME cell differentiation and proliferation in mouse breasts [ 35 ] . In addition, these SMA-negative ME cells might be newly formed through stem-cell-mediated proliferation and are in the transition to a terminally differentiated status.

  • By the way, the synthetic version of oxytocin, Pitocin, is what doctors use to induce labor.

  • It is also bad news that breast-feeding, which adoptive mothers usually can't do, releases the bonding hormone oxytocin.


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