The effect of acute stress exposure on ischemia and reperfusion injury in rat heart: Role of oxytocin

@article{Moghimian2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of acute stress exposure on ischemia and reperfusion injury in rat heart: Role of oxytocin},
  author={Maryam Moghimian and Mahdieh Faghihi and Seyed Morteza Karimian and Alireza Imani},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={385 - 392}
}
Previous studies showed the protective effects of oxytocin (OT) on myocardial injury in ischemic and reperfused rat heart. Moreover, exposure to various stressors not only evokes sudden cardiovascular effects but also triggers the release of OT in the rat. The present study was aimed to evaluate the possible cardioprotective effects of endogenous OT released in response to stress (St), and effects of administration of exogenous OT on the ischemic–reperfused isolated heart of rats previously… 

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