Hormonal basis for breeding behavior in female frogs: vasotocin inhibits the release call of Rana pipiens

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Science  31 Mar 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4336, pp. 1456-1457
DOI: 10.1126/science.305115


Inhibition of the release call in gravid female frogs facilitates maintenance of the male's clasp so that oviposition and spawning can occur. Arginine-8 vasotocin inhibits the release call by causing an accumulation of water and internal pressure.