Oxytocin (Oxt) is a hormone, neuropeptide, and medication. As a medication, it is
used to cause contraction of the uterus in order to start labor or increase the ...
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 ...
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 ...
However, recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various
behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, bonding, and maternal
Jun 24, 2015 ... As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding
its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.
Feb 12, 2013 ... The hormone oxytocin increases empathy and communication, key to sustaining
a relationship between mates.
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
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 ...
Sep 8, 2014 ... A biochemical produced in the brain called oxytocin has entered popular culture
in recent years as the “love,” “cuddle” or “bonding” hormone.
When prairie voles have sex, two hormones called oxytocin and vasopressin are
released. If the release of these hormones is blocked, prairie-voles' sex ...