Intracerebroventricular injection of choline increases plasma oxytocin levels in conscious rats

@article{Savci1996IntracerebroventricularIO,
  title={Intracerebroventricular injection of choline increases plasma oxytocin levels in conscious rats},
  author={Vahide Savci and S. Gu¨ru¨n and H. İUlus and Burhan K. Kiran},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={709},
  pages={97-102}
}
In the present study, we examined the effect of intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) injected choline on both basal and stimulated oxytocin release in conscious rats. I.c.v. injection of choline (50-150 micrograms) caused time- and dose-dependent increases in plasma oxytocin levels under normal conditions. The increase in plasma oxytocin levels in response to i.c.v. choline (150 micrograms) was greatly attenuated by the pretreatment of rats with atropine (10 micrograms; i.c.v.), muscarinic… Expand
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