Emotional stress triggers intrahypothalamic but not peripheral release of oxytocin in male rats.

@article{Engelmann1999EmotionalST,
  title={Emotional stress triggers intrahypothalamic but not peripheral release of oxytocin in male rats.},
  author={Mario Engelmann and Karl V. Ebner and Rainer Landgraf and Florian Holsboer and C T Wotjak1},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={867-72}
}
Previous experiments have shown that an exposure to defined stressors activates not only the 'classical' endocrine stress response but also the intrahypothalamic and peripheral release of oxytocin. In the present study we investigated the effects of an acute social defeat experience on the release of oxytocin within the hypothalamic supraoptic nucleus, just outside of the supraoptic nucleus toward the midline within the anterior ventro-lateral part of the hypothalamus, and into plasma of adult… CONTINUE READING
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