1. Pitocin

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


  • endocrine
  • oxytocin
  • internal secretion

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Example sentences of the word pitocin

1. Noun, singular or mass
Medical induction usually includes the use of pitocin, which can make contractions stronger and more painful.