Central oxytocin modulation of acute stress-induced cardiovascular responses after myocardial infarction in the rat.

@article{Ws2009CentralOM,
  title={Central oxytocin modulation of acute stress-induced cardiovascular responses after myocardial infarction in the rat.},
  author={Agnieszka Ws{\'o}ł and Agnieszka Cudnoch-Je drzejewska and E Szczepańska-sadowska and Stanisław Kowalewski and Jakub Dobruch},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={517-25}
}
The present study was aimed at determining the role of centrally released oxytocin in regulation of blood pressure and heart rate (HR) under resting conditions and during an acute air-jet stress in rats with a myocardial infarction and controls infarcted. Four weeks after ligation of a coronary artery or sham surgery, conscious Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to one of the following intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusions: (1) 0.9% NaCl (control), (2) oxytocin, (3) oxytocin receptor… CONTINUE READING