Developmental consequences of oxytocin.

  title={Developmental consequences of oxytocin.},
  author={Cameron S. Carter},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={79 3},
This paper examines the developmental effects of the mammalian neuropeptide, oxytocin (OT). In adults, OT is the most abundant neuropeptide in the hypothalamus and serves integrative functions, coordinating behavioral and physiological processes. For example, OT has been implicated in parturition, lactation, maternal behavior and pair bond formation. In addition, OT is capable of moderating behavioral responses to various stressors as well as the reactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal… CONTINUE READING


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