HyperDic: pitocin

English > 1 sense of the word Pitocin:
NOUNbodyPitocin, oxytocinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin)
English > Pitocin: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaninghormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk.
Synonymoxytocin
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
Usage oftrade namea name given to a product or service
Spanishoxitocina, pitocina
Catalanoxitocina

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