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Oxytocin - Wikipedia

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Oxytocin (Oxt) is a human peptide hormone and neuropeptide that is used as a medication to facilitate childbirth. Oxytocin is normally produced by the ...

Oxytocin: What is it and what does it do? - Medical News Today

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Sep 21, 2015 ... Widely referred to as the love hormone, oxytocin has also been dubbed the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss ...

Oxytocin: Facts About the 'Cuddle Hormone' - Live Science

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Jun 4, 2015 ... Oxytocin is known as the "cuddle hormone," but that simplistic moniker glosses over the complex role this hormone plays in social interactions ...

Oxytocin | Psychology Today

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Oxytocin is a powerful hormone and acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels increase. In fact, the hormone ...

The two faces of oxytocin - American Psychological Association

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Oxytocin is connected to such life-affirming activities as maternal behavior, lactation, selective social bonding and sexual pleasure.

What Does Oxytocin Do & What is its Function | Hormone Health

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What is oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. This important hormone plays a crucial role in the  ...

The orgasmic history of oxytocin: Love, lust, and labor - NCBI

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Oxytocin has been best known for its roles in female reproduction. It is released in large amounts during labor, and after stimulation of the nipples. It is a ...

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin : Nature News ...

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Jun 24, 2015 ... As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.

Oxytocin - Science Daily

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Oxytocin is a mammalian hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In women, it is released mainly after distension of the cervix and vagina ...

About Oxytocin | Psych Central

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Oxytocin is a hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Some popular media have incorrectly labeled it the "love hormone," because it is.