OXYTOCIN AND ADDICTION: A REVIEW

@article{Kovacs1998OXYTOCINAA,
  title={OXYTOCIN AND ADDICTION: A REVIEW},
  author={G. Kovacs and Z. Sarnyai and G. Szab{\'o}},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={945-962}
}
  • G. Kovacs, Z. Sarnyai, G. Szabó
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Neuropeptides affect adaptive central nervous system processes related to opiate ethanol and cocaine addiction. Oxytocin (OXT), a neurohypophyseal neuropeptide synthesized in the brain and released at the posterior pituitary, also is released in the central nervous system (CNS). OXT acts within the CNS and has been shown to inhibit the development of tolerance to morphine, and to attenuate various symptoms of morphine withdrawal in mice. In rats, intravenous self-administration of heroin was… CONTINUE READING
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