The Oxytocin-Induced Placebo Effect in Laboratory Animals: Implications for the Cellular and Molecular Substrates of the Placebo Response

Appel, Caroline.


  • Abstract: Oxytocin, an endogenous neuropeptide found in mammals, is produced by the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Its primary effects in most mammals, including rats and humans, span a wide range of physiological functions, including social behavior and bonding. Oxytocin is also involved in a host of ancillary effects including food intake/satiety, sedation, and movement. However, ... read more
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