Navigation Links
Ecstasy Makes People Bond Better, Says an Australian Study

Ectasy, the 'love drug' might be frowned upon.
Dancing at all-night raves combined with heat, heavier sweating, and failure to drink enough fluids// can produce enormous harm. Ecstasy interferes with the body's ability to regulate temperature. It has been involved in deaths due to kidney or cardiovascular failure brought on by a very high body temperature and dehydration, campaigners could warn.

But a new study suggests that the drug causes a brain surge of oxytocin—the hormone that helps bond couples, as well as mothers to their babies.

Iain McGregor at the University of Sydney studied the effects of ecstasy in rats, which like people become more sociable on the drug.

'It's very characteristic behaviour. They lie next to each other and chill out,' McGregor says.

The team gave the rats the equivalent of two to three ecstasy tablets in an adult human and found that the drug activated oxytocin-containing neurons in an area of their brains called the hypothalamus.

When they gave the rats a drug that blocked brain receptors for oxytocin, the increased sociability almost entirely disappeared.

The finding ties in with reports from people on ecstasy about how they feel, McGregor says. Rodent studies have shown a massive surge of oxytocin after orgasm in males. Earlier research found increased oxytocin in the blood of people who had taken ecstasy. However, many drugs increase blood oxytocin without raising it in the brain—something thought necessary for any 'pro-social' effects.

But McGregor has also revealed that long term consequences of administering ecstasy turn out to be very if done so in a hot, sweaty environment.

There is much research to be done on how drugs of abuse affect oxytocin in the brain, says McGregor. 'What we know at the moment could be written on the back of a postage stamp.'
GPL/
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.
2. The effects of Ecstasy more pronounced in presence of music
3. Link Established Between Ecstasy and Depression
4. Teenagers Get Hooked To Ecstasy
5. Manic Ecstasy: Man gets Into a Frenzy after a Record Consumption of 40,000 ecstasy tablets
6. After Ecstasy Comes the Pain… WARNING
7. What Makes Teens take Drugs
8. Music Makes you Smarter
9. New Healthy Weight Program Makes Healthy Eating More Interesting
10. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
11. Dieting Makes People Miserable
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... The parent company ... in employee engagement. Omaha-based C&A Industries, a national leader in staffing and ... in North America for 2017. The annual award, issued by Achievers, ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Anyone with a remote control has seen the never-ending twists on ... the flipper will get rich in no time. But what about the buyers of ... for the buyer of a flipped house. An email recently sent to Gary Case ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Park Systems , a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy ... attendees and Park customers on July 11, 2017 from 12-2pm at the Thirsty Bear ... CEO of Park Systems, and Prof. Krishna Saraswat , Rickey/Nielsen Professor in the ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... consulting firm servicing communities throughout the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area, is teaming up ... temporary lodgings for families with children receiving treatment in nearby hospitals. , Ronald ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Salucro, the ... the health care industry’s hospitals and provider groups, has announced that it will ... customers. Parasail Health is a San Francisco health-finance startup that has launched a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) today ... R. Goodwin , U.S. District Court Judge for the ... entered a case management order in MDL 2325, American ... (the "MDL") that includes a provision requiring plaintiffs in ... specific causation within one hundred twenty (120) days of ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... 3 MONARCH 2 study showed that abemaciclib, a ... with fulvestrant, significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared ... hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative ... progressed after endocrine therapy (median PFS, 16.4 vs. ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... , May 30, 2017 Therapix Biosciences ... Company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, ... a company overview at three upcoming scientific and ... Annual LD Micro Invitational: ... Date:                     ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: