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The Neuroendocrinology of Love (wl)

Monogamy - the fact or custom of having a sexual relationship or marriage with only one other person at a time
Oxytocin - a hormone that helps with labour (= the process of pushing out a baby) and helps women and female mammals to produce milk
Vasopressin - a hormone that increases blood pressure and decreases urine flow
Neurotransmitter - a chemical that carries messages between neurons or between neurons and muscles
Lust - a very strong sexual desire
Attachment - a feeling of love or strong connection to someone or something
Attraction - the feeling of liking someone, especially sexually, because of the way they look or behave
Circuit - a closed system of wires or pipes through which electricity or liquid can flow
Testosterone - a male hormone that causes a stage of growth in older boys and development of their sexual organs
Oestrogen - a female hormone that causes development and change in the reproductive organs (= organs involved in producing babies)
Amygdala - one of two parts of the brain that affect how people feel emotions, especially fear and pleasure
Dopamine - a hormone (= chemical substance) that is made naturally in the body and may also be given as a drug
Norepinephrine - a hormone that helps keep blood pressure at a constant level, especially if it falls too low
Cortisol - a hormone (= a chemical made in the body ) that is used in medicine to treat parts of the body that are swollen and painful


Definition of oxytocin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/oxytocin] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of neurotransmitter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/neurotransmitter] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of lust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/lust] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of attachment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/attachment] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of attraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/attraction] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of circuit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/circuit] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of testosterone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/testosterone] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of oestrogen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/oestrogen] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of amygdala from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/amygdala] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of dopamine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/dopamine] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of norepinephrine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/norepinephrine] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of cortisol from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cortisol] © Cambridge University Press

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