PHARMACOLOGY OF NEUROHYPOPHYSEAL HORMONES AND THEIR SYNTHETIC ANALOGUES IN THE TERMINAL VASCULAR BED
- Vasopressin/Oxytocin. Hermosilla, Ricardo // Encyclopedic Reference of Molecular Pharmacology;2004, p957
A definition of the term vasopressin and oxytocin are presented. Vasopressin plays a central role in water homeostasis of terrestrial mammals leading to water conservation by the kidney. Osytoxin is a major factor in the process of milk ejection, parturition and in sexual and maternal behavior.
- ADH. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p49
An encyclopedia entry for "ADH," which refers to antidiuretic hormone, is presented.
- oxytocin. // Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 10th edition;2007, p906
This article presents information on the drug oxytocin, which is marketed as Pitocin ad Syntocinon. It is classified as hormone in therapy as as oxytocics in pharmacology. It is used for induction of labor at term and facilitation of uterine contractions at term. Information on...
- QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENTS OF RESPONSES TO VASO-DILATORS. Brandman, Otto; Waid, Margaret; Redisch, Walter // Angiology;Aug1951, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p293
1. Oscillometry has proven of no help in the evaluation of acute responses to vaso-dilator drugs. 2. Surface temperature changes do not permit conclusive interpretation unless they are recorded automatically in a constant temperature room under controlled conditions with the use of tested criteria.
- Oxytocin mediates early experience-dependent cross-modal plasticity in the sensory cortices. Zheng, Jing-Jing; Li, Shu-Jing; Zhang, Xiao-Di; Miao, Wan-Ying; Zhang, Dinghong; Yao, Haishan; Yu, Xiang // Nature Neuroscience;Mar2014, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p391
Sensory experience is critical to development and plasticity of neural circuits. Here we report a new form of plasticity in neonatal mice, where early sensory experience cross-modally regulates development of all sensory cortices via oxytocin signaling. Unimodal sensory deprivation from birth...
- Urinary oxytocin positively correlates with performance in facial visual search in unmarried males, without specific reaction to infant face. Atsuko Saito; Hiroki Hamada; Takefumi Kikusui; Kazutaka Mogi; Miho Nagasawa; Shohei Mitsui; Takashi Higuchi; Toshikazu Hasegawa; Kazuo Hiraki; Hiroyuki Minakata; Scheeie, Dirk // Frontiers in Neuroscience;Jul2014, p1
The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in prosocial and parental behavior in non-human mammals as well as humans. It has been suggested that oxytocin may affect visual processing of infant faces and emotional reaction to infants. Healthy male volunteers (N = 13) were tested for their...
- The scent of trust. MacMillan, Amanda // Prevention;Oct2005, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p30
Discusses how oxytocin increases a person's trust. Description of the brain chemical, which is released during sex, breastfeeding and other bonding experiences; Results of a study where subjects sniffed synthetic oxytocin; Assertion that the trusting effect wears off after a couple of hours.
- Consultation Documents. // WHO Drug Information;2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p309
The article presents information on synthetic cyclic nonpeptide Oxytocin. It informs that Oxytocin has the structure of the pituitary hormone which stimulates milk ejection and contraction of the uterus in receptive mammals. It reports that Oxytocin, also called Alpha-hypophamine, is almost...
- Use Oxytocin Wisely to Aid in Birthing. Vansickle, Joe // National Hog Farmer;2/15/2006, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p34
The article recommends the use of oxytocin to aid in birthing of pigs. Oxytocin has the ability to stimulate the farrowing process. It can shorten farrowing time and the interval between each pig born. But oxytocin use should be limited to older-parity sows and during the last half of the birth...