Advances in Vasopressin and Oxytocin - From Genes to by Rainer Landgraf,Inga D. Neumann

By Rainer Landgraf,Inga D. Neumann

Vasopressin and oxytocin are the foremost hormones of the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial process, and are famous to be significantly serious about antidiuresis, exertions, and milk ejection. This ebook highlights the most recent learn on vasopressin and oxytocin, overlaying a number of organic features. The means of either hormones to manage a variety of points of social behaviours together with pair-bonding, aggression, maternal love, and sexual behaviour, is a major concentration, as are their interactions with a number of different neuromodulators and transmitters. in addition, the e-book illustrates the new improvement of vasopressin and oxytocin agonists/antagonists as capability medicines to regard not just disturbances of physique fluid homeostasis, but additionally psychological problems, together with social phobia, autism, anxiousness, and melancholy. The promising mix of easy and medical examine, comprising body structure, neuroendocrinology, behavioral biology, pharmacology, imaging and molecular genetics makes this ebook an important addition to either specialists and scientists new to the sector alike.

• finished overview of OXT and AVP body structure and behaviour
• each one bankruptcy covers a unique point of OXT and AVP learn and is written through a number one expert
• evaluation articles are perfect for specialists and rookies to the sphere alike
• Discusses attention-grabbing behavioural results of oxytocin and vasopressin
• Summarizes the new explosion of neuropeptide study, body structure and behavior, is in a single location

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