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Meaning of OXYTOCIN

Pronunciation:  `√Ęksi'towsun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
 

OXYTOCIN is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: Pitocin
 
 See Also: hormone, internal secretion

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Pituitary hormone that contributes to the start of labor and stimulates the breasts to release milk.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A small hormone, nine amino acids long, produced in the pituitary gland, which plays a role in lactation (the nursing of offspring with milk) in female mammals and causes the smooth muscle of the uterus to contract.
 

 

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