Oxytocin and Chronic Pain in Humans
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Revista de la Sociedad Espanola del Dolor
Oxytocin (OT) is a long known neuropeptide, and it's uses in clinical practice, mainly thoseregarding obstetrics have been thoroughly studied. However, there's been an increasinginterest in identifying other roles OT plays in emotion, cognition, perception and highercognitive processing. OT is also believed o have a mayor role in the physiology andphysiopathology of pain. We have reviewed existent literature and current human studieson the relationship between OT and chronic pain. The present work compiles a significantnumber of research papers and may cast some light on a remarkably interesting andpromising matter.