Oxytocin responses to stress in lactating and hyperprolactinaemic rats.

@article{Carter1987OxytocinRT,
  title={Oxytocin responses to stress in lactating and hyperprolactinaemic rats.},
  author={Debra A Carter and Stafford L. Lightman},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={1987},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={532-7}
}
The plasma oxytocin (OT) response to acute stress was compared between virgin, lactating, and hyperprolactinaemic female rats. In virgin rats, brief immobilization was associated with a significant elevation of plasma OT to 24.7 +/- 3.7 pmol/l compared with 7.7 +/- 1.1 pmol/l in controls. In contrast, the stress response was absent in lactating (6 days post… CONTINUE READING