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Category list : Oxytocics

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  • Crystals of oxytocin (Pasieka/Science Photo Library)

    Despite the debate about the best dose, oxytocin still has its place in childbirth Subscription

    12 FEB 2014 12:25 By Jenny Bryan

    In our latest article on landmark drugs, Jenny Bryan looks at the history of oxytocin and finds out why this drug will not be disappearing from practice anytime soon

  • Oxytocin — the “hug hormone”

    29 JAN 2014 By Glow-worm

    Oxytocin is a powerful neuropeptide hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. It acts mainly as a neuromodulator in the brain. It plays an important role in social bonding and intimacy among mammals, and is released during and after childbirth, having an influence on maternal bonding.

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