「Biophysics and Physicobiology」にEtsuro Ito et al. “A novel role of oxytocin: Oxytocin-induced well-being in humans”を掲載

2019 August 26 BPPB

日本生物物理学会欧文誌[Biophysics and Physicobiology]に以下の論文が新規掲載されました。

Etsuro Ito, Rei Shima, Tohru Yoshioka “A novel role of oxytocin: Oxytocin-induced well-being in humans”

Oxytocin-induced well-being in humans

Oxytocin has been thought to relieve pain of joint and muscle. In the present article, the analgesic effects of oxytocin by physical stimulation are expanded to its psychologic effects. We propose that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and oxytocin comprise a candidate model to promote well-being in humans. For example, it can explain why mindfulness meditation, placebo, and fragrance can reduce stress and anxiety, resulting in contentment. The HPA axis-oxytocin model also addresses questions regarding emotional behaviors.

Biophysics and Physicobiology, Vol.16, 132-139


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