TY - CHAP A1 - Neeru Bhatt ED1 - Wei Wu ED2 - Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou Y1 - 2021-09-01 PY - 2021 T1 - Oxytocin as a Metabolic Modulator N2 - Oxytocin is a nonapeptide hormone with a central role in the regulation of parturition and lactation. Oxytocin receptors can be found in many tissues in humans. Oxytocin exerts a direct as well as an indirect effect on metabolism and energy balance. Considering the positive effects of oxytocin on the brain and the reproductive, immune, and autonomic nervous systems, it shows promise as a future treatment agent for anxiety, autism, personality disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. This book focuses on oxytocin and health from the aspects of molecular and structure activity, physiological and pathological functions, and clinical applications. BT - Oxytocin and Health SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.97630 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.97630 SN - 978-1-83969-138-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-23 ER -