noun. ['ˌɑːksəˈtoʊsən'] hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk.
- internal secretion
Words that Rhyme with Oxytocin
How do you pronounce oxytocin?
Pronounce oxytocin as ˌɑksəˈtoʊsən.
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Example sentences of the word oxytocin
1. Noun, singular or mass
Humans experience a blast of oxytocin when they spend time with loved ones.
A veterinarian can administer oxytocin through injection or intravenously as well.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, when your cat interacts with you, his body produces oxytocin.
Excess sodium elevates oxytocin levels.