by Tyler Cowen
on July 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm
1. Does oxytocin have a dark side?
2. Jokes about perfect complements.
3. Japanese food markets in everything.
4. You hardly know yourself.
#1 is really hilarious since oxytocin is a peptide drug and must be given by infusion or injection (the human use is for labor induction where it is infused; there are veterinary applications where it can be injected IM or subcu). So the conjecture of the salesman getting oxytocin spray over the Internet is totally bogus. I also think that the other stuff written about here is equal sketchy since who is going to want to play a game of chance either on a oxytocin drip or having an IM injection prior to this. Using this to treat psychiatric patients is equally flawed since the half life of the drug is way too short to accomplish anything and they would have to either take regular injections or be fitted with a perfusion pump similar to those used to treat diabetics. Good luck to all this!!!!
Novartis used to make an Oxytocin nasal spray (Synocontin; it was withdrawn in 1995; not sure why) Wonder how they managed that? So nasal oxy may not be impossible after all?
It does have a short half life; but 20 minutes might be enough for a good salesman!
#4: You hardly know how to write.
Imagine what would have happened had Rush Limbaugh’s runner or doctor mistakenly given him oxytocin (the cuddle drug) rather than oxycontin.
Actually, #2 is great if you get to pick the second shoe. I have a friend with different sized feet, and he’d love the ability to buy one size 9 and one size 10.
There are websites that specialize in exactly that. Oddshoefinder.com is one, and I know there are a few others. YMMV, etc
#1: any painkiller has a dark side because it takes your mind off the pain. There’s a reason why something hurts: to keep your conscious brain thinking about it. Healing occurs faster if you keep thinking about healing. At least, that’s my theory. I may be completely full of shit.
#2 everyone has different-sized feet.
…..may you be confusing oxytocin with oxycontin?
Healing occurs faster if you keep thinking about healing. At least, that’s my theory. I may be completely full of shit.
Probably right about the shit. Can’t see how wound healing could be voluntary to any extent.
Human attention can affect blood flow. It isn’t impossible that what you think about could have an effect on wound healing. I doubt it would be easy to prove, though, particularly to skeptics.
If you bump into something because you are running around like all is well…
4 for 4 on the click throughs here, but that squid link made me more uncomfortable than anything you’ve ever linked to. They’ve lobotamized the squid and are then pouring salt on it. Super sad.
Technically a decapitation. Lobotomy’s a wee bit more subtle.
#2. Blocked at work : (
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