Autori: Coculescu M, Serbanescu A, Temeli E.
Editorial: Waking Sleeping. , 3(33), p.273-277, 1979.
Arginine vasotocin (AVT) or placebo were subcutaneously administered to 4 men at 22.00 and 01.00 h, along four nights, and polygraphic recordings were performed between 22.00 and 02.00 h during sleep. AVT significantly increased only the amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (p less than 0.05), but did not influence the latency of the first REM sleep period. This effect of AVT was not dose dependent in the range between 2 and 12 microgram AVT. AVT or placebo were also intravenously injected or perfused to 10 normal adult subjects, at different times of the day, under clinical control. Doses between 2 microgram perfused 4 h and 12 microgram perfused 30 min, did not produce clinical signs of sleep. It is suggested that AVT is not a blood factor for inducing of slow waves sleep (SWS) or REM sleep in humans
Cuvinte cheie: somn uman cu unde rapide, arginin vasotocina // human REM sleep, arginine vasotocin