Hypothalamic oxytocin mediates adaptation mechanism against chronic stress in rats.


Accumulation of continuous life stress (chronic stress) often causes gastric symptoms. Although central oxytocin has antistress effects, the role of central oxytocin in stress-induced gastric dysmotility remains unknown. Solid gastric emptying was measured in rats receiving acute restraint stress, 5 consecutive days of repeated restraint stress (chronic… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpgi.00483.2009


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