M. Matsuzaki

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We review here that oxytocin (OT) is released into blood and within distinct brain regions in response to stressful and social stimuli, and has been shown to have an antidepressant-like effect in animal studies. Clinical reports suggest OT to be a promising drug for psychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and autism. OT(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a relatively new neuropeptide, and it has a potent stimulatory effect on adenylate cyclase activity in rat pituitary cells. However, the role of PACAP in the physiological control of prolactin (PRL) secretion is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated the physiological significance(More)
An 83-year-old woman was referred to our emergency department with acute urticaria and sudden shortness of breath approximately 30 min after taking rectal diclofenac potassium for lumbago. After treatment with adrenaline and corticosteroids, the patient became hemodynamically stable and left the hospital on the next day. She attended our hospital 1 week(More)
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