Vasopressin and Oxytocin Localization and Putative Functions in the Brain

  • R. M. Buijs
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 47)


In this chapter a description will be given of the widespread occurrence of vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) neurons in the rodent brain. In addition, an attempt will be made to describe, on the basis of its origin, possible functions of VP and OT in the various parts of the central nervous system (CNS).


Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Lateral Septum Stria Terminalis Lordosis Behavior Vasopressin Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Buijs
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands Institute for Brain ResearchAmsterdam ZOThe Netherlands

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