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2018 Dec

Iran J Basic Med Sci



Involvement of central opiate receptors in modulation of centrally administered oxytocin-induced antinociception.


Erfanparast A, Tamaddonfard E, Seyedin S
Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2018 Dec; 21(12):1275-1280.
PMID: 30627372.


Oxytocin is involved in modulation of many brain-mediated functions. In the present study, we investigated the central effects of oxytocin and its receptor antagonist, atosiban on inflammatory pain. The contribution of opiate receptors was explored using non-selective and selective antagonists.