Forced swimming-induced oxytocin release into blood and brain: Effects of adrenalectomy and corticosterone treatment.

@article{Torner2017ForcedSO,
  title={Forced swimming-induced oxytocin release into blood and brain: Effects of adrenalectomy and corticosterone treatment.},
  author={Luz M. Torner and Paul M. Plotsky and Inga D. Neumann and Trynke R. de Jong},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2017},
  volume={77},
  pages={
          165-174
        }
}
The oxytocin (OXT) system is functionally linked to the HPA axis in a reciprocal and complex manner. Certain stressors are known to cause the simultaneous release of OXT and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) followed by corticosterone (CORT). Furthermore, brain OXT attenuates ACTH and CORT responses. Although there are some indications of CORT influencing OXT neurotransmission, specific effects of CORT on neurohypophyseal or intra-hypothalamic release of OXT have not been studied in detail… CONTINUE READING