Maternity leads to morphological synaptic plasticity in the oxytocin system.

@article{Theodosis2001MaternityLT,
  title={Maternity leads to morphological synaptic plasticity in the oxytocin system.},
  author={Dionysia T. Theodosis and Dominique A. Poulain},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
  year={2001},
  volume={133},
  pages={49-58}
}
The oxytocinergic system, which plays a major role in the control of different aspects of maternity, undergoes extensive synaptic and neuronal-glial remodelling during parturition and lactation and has thus become a remarkable example of activity-dependent morphological synaptic plasticity in the adult mammalian brain. The use of different comparative ultrastructural analyses on the rat supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei, together with identification of pre- and post-synaptic elements, has… CONTINUE READING