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Oxytocin

"Oxytocin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A nonapeptide hormone released from the neurohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, POSTERIOR). It differs from VASOPRESSIN by two amino acids at residues 3 and 8. Oxytocin acts on SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS, such as causing UTERINE CONTRACTIONS and MILK EJECTION.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Oxytocin" by people in this website by year, and whether "Oxytocin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 55 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2001
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