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oxytocin

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

A nonapeptide hormone (1007 Da) synthesized in the hypothalamus together with the carrier protein, neurophysin and the related hormone, vasopressin. Induces smooth muscle contraction in...

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oxytocin

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 33 words.

a polypeptide secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in the neurohypophysis. In humans, oxytocin stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth and

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oxytocin

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 21 words.

a polypeptide secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in the neurohypophysis. Oxytocin causes smooth-muscle contraction and may help terminate pregnancy.

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oxytocin receptor

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 34 words.

any of a number of membrane proteins that bind oxytocin, and mediate its intracellular effects. Structurally, they are of the

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Oxytocin (Pitocin)

Emily Baird.

in Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 753 words.

This chapter discusses Oxytocin (Pitocin), including Role in the Practice of Anesthesiology/Relevance to Anesthesiology, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Adult Dosing, Preparation, and...

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oxytocin receptor

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Any of a number of membrane proteins that bind oxytocin, and mediate its intracellular effects. Structurally, they are of the 7TM type, characteristic of G protein‐coupled receptors, and...

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Oxytocin promotes altruistic punishment

Gökhan Aydogan, Nadja C Furtner, Bianca Kern, Andrea Jobst, Norbert Müller and Martin G Kocher.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

P ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 5823 words.

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The role of neuromodulators in the enforcement of cooperation is still not well understood. Here, we provide evidence that intranasal applied...

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oxytocin

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

A nonapeptide hormone (1007 Da) synthesized in the hypothalamus together with the carrier protein, neurophysin and the related hormone, vasopressin. Induces smooth muscle contraction in...

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oxytocin

James Shorthouse.

in A Dictionary of Anaesthesia

P ublished online March 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Anaesthetics. 92 words.

A naturally occurring polypeptide secreted from the posterior pituitary gland. It is used in the induction and stimulation of labour,

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oxytocin

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 60 words.

A hormone, produced by birds and mammals, that in mammals causes both contraction of smooth muscle in the uterus during

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oxytocin

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 87 words.

A hormone, produced by birds and mammals, that in mammals causes both contraction of smooth muscle in the uterus during

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