Oxytocin

Definition of Oxytocin:

A peptide hormone from the pituitary that stimulates lactation; used to induce labor, manage postpartum hemorrhage, and reduce painful breast engorgement.

Topics Related to Oxytocin

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...Below is a list of the hormones secreted by the pituitary and their functions ... oxytocin, (stimulates contraction of the uterus during labor and milk release from the breasts)...”

Hypothalamus / Pituitary / Pineal Dysfunction

...the condition
“...For example, the hypothalamus releases hormones stored in the posterior pituitary, including: oxytocin, vital in childbirth and nursing, and vasopressin, the water-regulating hormone; it also releases "turn on" hormones form the anterior pituitary, which stimulates secretions by other...”
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