1. oxytocin

noun. ['ˌɑːksəˈtoʊsən'] hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk.


  • Pitocin
  • endocrine
  • internal secretion

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Rhymes with Oxytocin

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  • croson
  • towson
  • rowson
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How do you pronounce oxytocin?

Pronounce oxytocin as ˌɑksəˈtoʊsən.

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Sentences with oxytocin

1. Noun, singular or mass
Humans experience a blast of oxytocin when they spend time with loved ones.

2. Particle
A veterinarian can administer oxytocin through injection or intravenously as well.

3. Adverb
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, when your cat interacts with you, his body produces oxytocin.

4. Adjective
Excess sodium elevates oxytocin levels.