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Calming a whimpering puppy or stroking a dog’s fur provokes a surge of oxytocin — a hormone that promotes trust, calmness and social bonds — just like caring for a child.
The evidence points toward a hormone called oxytocin that is responsible for generating maternal care in the amygdala.
During labor, Mangin kissed her husband to kickstart production of the hormone oxytocin (which can trigger calm and serenity).
According to information published in Time magazine, singing may release endorphins associated with feelings of pleasure as well as stimulate the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is found to alleviate anxiety and stress.
People who kiss their pets a lot have a higher level of the bonding hormone oxytocin, Kurz said.
Such contact causes the release of a hormone called oxytocin, which triggers the release of chemicals like dopamine and endorphins in the nucleus accumbens, a hub of pleasure and motivation in the brain.
Labor is a complicated process that involves the release of hormones like oxytocin and hormone-like chemicals called prostaglandins, both of which cause uterine contractions.
After the honeymoon phase subsides, all of that dopamine starts to share real estate with another brain chemical: oxytocin, or the bonding hormone.
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First Known Use: 1928See Words from the same year
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