Rats Recover when Given Oxytocin — Naharnet

February 24, 2015 10:03 AM

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Rats Recover when Given Oxytocin — Naharnet

The love hormone, known formally as Oxytocin, may have another unexpected effect. When tested on intoxicated lab rats, it helped them act as if they were sober, international researchers said Monday.

The tests have only been done in lab rats so far, but those injected with oxytocin and fed alcohol seemed able to overcome the failures in motor coordination that the drunken rats suffered.

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