OXYTOCIN MAY MEDIATE THE BENEFITS OF POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION AND EMOTIONS 1 The purpose of this paper is to describe the neuroendocrine mechanisms of positive social interactions. 1

@article{UvnsMoberg1998OXYTOCINMM,
  title={OXYTOCIN MAY MEDIATE THE BENEFITS OF POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION AND EMOTIONS
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 The purpose of this paper is to describe the neuroendocrine mechanisms of positive social interactions.
 
 
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  author={K. Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={819-835}
}
During breastfeeding or suckling, maternal oxytocin levels are raised by somatosensory stimulation. Oxytocin may, however, also be released by nonnoxious stimuli such as touch, warm temperature etc. in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid. Consequently, oxytocin may be involved in physiological and behavioral effects induced by social interaction in a more general context. In both male and female rats oxytocin exerts potent physiological antistress effects. If daily oxytocin injections are… Expand
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