Definitions for "Oxytocin"
a naturally secreted hormone that is important in milk letdown and the contraction of the smooth uterine muscles during the birthing process.
a hormone that increases during pregnancy and acts on the breast to help produce the milk-ejection reflex. Oxytocin also causes uterine contractions.
a hormone of the pituitary gland effecting contraction of the uterus in childbirth and stimulating lactation. Formula: C43 H66 O12 S2