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oxytocin
medical dictionary

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A peptide hormone (1007 D) from hypothalamus: transported to the posterior lobe of the pituitary (see neurophysin). Induces smooth muscle contraction in uterus and mammary glands. Related to vasopressin.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

Abbreviation: OXT

(11 Mar 2008)

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