oxytocin

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, which controls the contractions of the uterus and encourages the flow of milk

Agriculture

  • noun a hormone which activates the release of milk in the udder and the contractions in the uterus during birth. It is also possibly important in contracting the uterus during mating. Its action is blocked by the release of adrenalin.

Medical

  • noun a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, which controls the contractions of the uterus and encourages the flow of milk
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