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Oxytocin

"Oxytocin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A nonapeptide hormone released from the neurohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, POSTERIOR). It differs from VASOPRESSIN by two amino acids at residues 3 and 8. Oxytocin acts on SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS, such as causing UTERINE CONTRACTIONS and MILK EJECTION.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Oxytocin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Oxytocin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 158 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2013 and 2014 and 2015
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