Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2001; Vol. 109(2): 83-86
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-14827

© Johann Ambrosius Barth

Oxytocin in the male: an old hormone growing sexy with age

G. P. McGregor, R. E. Lang
  • Institut für Normale und Pathologische Physiologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)


It has long been a mystery of oxytocin research that males have similar levels of the hormone in their blood as females, but there is no known function associated with this. This review brings together some diverse literature to point out a possible role of oxytocin in the context of stress and sexuality.


Prof. Dr. R. E. Lang

Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Philipps-Universität Marburg

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D-35037 Marburg


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