HyperDic: oxytocin

English > 1 sense of the word oxytocin:
NOUNbodyoxytocin, Pitocinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin)
oxytocin > pronunciation
Soundsaa.ksahtow'sahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > oxytocin: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaninghormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk.
SynonymPitocin
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Spanishoxitocina, pitocina
Catalanoxitocina

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