Oxytocin increases locus coeruleus alpha 2-adrenoreceptor responsiveness in rats.

@article{Petersson1998OxytocinIL,
  title={Oxytocin increases locus coeruleus alpha 2-adrenoreceptor responsiveness in rats.},
  author={Maria Petersson and Kerstin Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg and S Erhardt and G{\"o}ran Engberg},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={255 2},
  pages={115-8}
}
Oxytocin induces several antistress-like effects in rats. As the central noradrenergic nucleus locus coeruleus (LC) participates in arousal reactions and cardiovascular control, we used extracellular single-cell recording techniques to investigate a potential influence of oxytocin on LC neuronal activity. Oxytocin (1 mg/kg s.c.) given once a day for 5 days… CONTINUE READING