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