Hypoxia induces oxytocin release in the rat.

  title={Hypoxia induces oxytocin release in the rat.},
  author={Xue-qun Chen and Ji-zeng Du},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  volume={20 6},
These studies were undertaken to investigate the impact of hypoxia on the release of oxytocin (OXT) at the median eminence (ME) in adult male rats, and the possible glucocorticoid involvement in modulating this release. Hypoxia was achieved in a hypobaric chamber. The results were as follows: (a) Acute hypoxic stress induced a release of OXT in ME proportional to its intensity and duration. (b) Chronic hypoxia (5-25 days) had no statistically significant influence on the ME level of OXT. (c… CONTINUE READING