The role of oxytocin in mating and pregnancy

  title={The role of oxytocin in mating and pregnancy},
  author={A. Borrow and N. Cameron},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • A. Borrow, N. Cameron
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • The hormone oxytocin (OT) is released both centrally and peripherally during and after mating. Although research in humans suggests a central role in sexuality, the most reliable findings to date involve peripheral activation. This review will discuss these results and will particularly focus on understanding the most recent findings from fMRI data and the effects of exogenous peripheral OT administration. We will then consider hypotheses of the roles played by central and systemic OT release… CONTINUE READING
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