Increased plasma levels of oxytocin in response to afferent electrical stimulation of the sciatic and vagal nerves and in response to touch and pinch in anaesthetized rats.

@article{Stock1988IncreasedPL,
  title={Increased plasma levels of oxytocin in response to afferent electrical stimulation of the sciatic and vagal nerves and in response to touch and pinch in anaesthetized rats.},
  author={Solveig Stock and Kerstin Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1988},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
This study was performed in order to investigate whether activation of sensory fibres within the sciatic and vagal nerves might influence the release of oxytocin. In anaesthetized rats the sciatic and vagal nerves were stimulated electrically in an afferent direction with a variety of stimuli. Rats were also stroked on their backs or nociception was inflicted by pinching a foot. Plasma oxytocin levels were measured with a highly sensitive radioimmunoassay in samples drawn from the carotid… CONTINUE READING

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