Oxytocin released within the supraoptic nucleus of the rat brain by positive feedback action is involved in parturition-related events.

@article{Neumann1996OxytocinRW,
  title={Oxytocin released within the supraoptic nucleus of the rat brain by positive feedback action is involved in parturition-related events.},
  author={Inga D. Neumann and Alison J. Douglas and Quentin J Pittman and John A. Russell and Rainer Landgraf},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={227-33}
}
Oxytocin is released within the supraoptic nucleus during parturition and suckling. During suckling, such release is important in positive feedback stimulation of oxytocin neurons. We have investigated whether oxytocin released within this hypothalamic nucleus during parturition (1) acts on local receptors to further amplify its own release in a positive feedback manner and (2) is critically involved in the regulation of the delivery process. To examine the effect of the oxytocin antagonist on… CONTINUE READING

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