vasotocin


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vasotocin

(ˌveɪzəʊˈtəʊsɪn)
n
(Zoology) a chemical similar to oxytocin found in birds, fish, and some amphibians
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The distribution of vasotocin and mesotocin immunoreactivity in the hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory nuclei of the Saharan herbivorous lizard, Uromastix acanthinurus Bell, 1825 (Sauria-Agamidae).
2[alpha]]), epinephrine (E), norepinephrine (NE) mesotocin (MT), arginine vasotocin (AVT) and chicken vasoactive intestinal peptide (cVIP) which has been reported to exist in the follicles of the hen, or with ovine gonadotropins, affect the [P.
Aggression and vasotocin are associated with dominant-subordinate relationships in zebrafish.
Goldstein, "A gabaergic habenulo-raphe pathway mediation of the hypnogenic effects of vasotocin in cat," Neuroscience, vol.
The disparity between GSI and 11KT of some males could have been due to influences by a broader regulatory mechanism such as the arginine vasotocin (AVT) pathway.
These factors include delta sleep-inducing peptides, muramyl peptides, cholecystokinin, arginine vasotocin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), somatostatin, prostaglandin D2, and adenosine.
The effects of arginine vasotocin on the calling behavior of male cricket frogs in changing social contexts.
Topics include immune and osmoregulatory interaction, the renin-angiotensin systems of fish, the effects of water acidity and hardness on the survival and growth of freshwater teleosts, cellular and molecular approaches, fish transportation, extreme or unstable habitats and their impact on teleosts, renal contributions to water and salt balance, immunochemistry in branchial ion transport, rapid regulation of ion transport in mitochondrion-rich cells, and the effects of diet, arginine vasotocin and isotocin, energy metabolism and osmotic acclimation, intestinal transport processes, calcium, prolactin, growth hormones, insulin-like growth factors, cortisol and the thyroid gland.