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  • A. Argiolas, M. Melis
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • European journal of pharmacology
  • 1998 (First Publication: 1 February 1998)
  • Yawning is a phylogenetically old, stereotyped event that occurs alone or associated with stretching and/or penile erection in humans and in animals from reptiles to birds and mammals under differentExpand
  • Maria Rosaria Melis, Tiziana Melis, +6 authors Antonio Argiolas
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The European journal of neuroscience
  • 2007 (First Publication: 2 August 2007)
  • The neuropeptide oxytocin (20-100 ng), induces penile erection when injected unilaterally into the caudal but not rostral mesencephalic ventral tegmental area (VTA) of male Sprague-Dawley rats. SuchExpand
  • Maria Rosaria Melis, Antonio Argiolas
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1995 (First Publication: 1 March 1995)
  • Among central neurotransmitters involved in the control of sexual behavior, dopamine is certainly one of the most extensively studied. Our attempt to review old and recent neuropharmacological,Expand
  • Maria Rosaria Melis, Antonio Argiolas
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2011 (First Publication: 31 January 2011)
  • Oxytocin is a potent inducer of penile erection when injected into the central nervous system. In male rats, the most sensitive brain area for the pro-erectile effect of oxytocin is theExpand
  • F. Fadda, Antonio Argiolas, Maria Rosaria Melis, Anja H. Tissari, Pier Luigi Onali, Gian Luigi Gessa
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Life sciences
  • 1978 (First Publication: 1 November 1978)
  • Abstract The effect of electrical foot shock stress on dopamine and DOPAC levels was examined in the frontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, striatum, substantia nigra and medial basal hypothalamus ofExpand
  • Maria Rosaria Melis, Salvatora Succu, Umberto Iannucci, Antonio Argiolas
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Regulatory Peptides
  • 1997 (First Publication: 1 March 1997)
  • A dose of oxytocin (50 ng i.c.v.) that induces penile erection and yawning, increased the concentration of NO2- from 0.98 +/- 0.29 to 4.2 +/- 0.79 microM and of NO3- from 5.6 +/- 0.33 to 12.03 +/-Expand
  • Antonio Argiolas, Gian Luigi Gessa
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1991 (First Publication: 1 June 1991)
  • Oxytocin, the peptide well-known for its hormonal role in parturition and lactation, is present in several extrahypothalamic brain areas besides the neurohypophyseal system. The peptide is found inExpand