A Definition Of Oxytocin
Source: Adapted from the National Institutes of Health

What does the term “oxytocin” mean? The term “oxytocin” refers to a pituitary hormone that encourages the pregnant uterus to contract and is sometimes used to induce labor. it also encourages milk to be expressed during breastfeeding. To find out more about this term, please search the news section of this website for related articles and information.