The Many Uses of Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a nine-amino-acid peptide that is emitted by our posterior pituitary gland. It can be generated by the placenta, testes, and ovaries. Our retina, pancreas, thymus, and even the adrenal glands can generate it. The proteolytic breakdown of a bigger precursor protein yields the active hormone.  Bonding, sexual reproduction, […]

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