Oxytocin - A Human Neuromodulator Hormone / Single Project

Media Details

Media ID: SYM0104
Client: Scientific
Created on: 2012-08-04
Published on: 2013-09-18
Dimensions: 1350 x 2000 pixels

Type: Illustration

Audiences: Scientific, Medical

Keywords: oxytocin, hormone, neuromodulator, brain, sexual, reproduction, childbirth

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  • Oxytocin - A Human Neuromodulator Hormone


Oxytocin is a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone that acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.

Oxytocin plays roles in sexual reproduction, in particular during and after childbirth. It is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and uterus during labor, facilitating birth, maternal bonding, and, after stimulation of the nipples, breastfeeding. Both childbirth and milk ejection result from positive feedback mechanisms.


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