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Oxytocin is a small but potent nine-amino acid hormone secreted within the brain, from the hypothalamus.
Stress causes whole body deterioration

Stress causes whole body deterioration

One sniff may clear away that awful phobia!

One sniff may clear away that awful phobia!

Hormone oxytocin predicts level of bonding between mother and child

Hormone oxytocin predicts level of bonding between mother and child

Sildenafil increases release of key reproductive hormone oxytocin

Sildenafil increases release of key reproductive hormone oxytocin

Dutch research project designed to reduce maternal and child mortality

Dutch research project designed to reduce maternal and child mortality

Oxytocin affects the heart's response to social isolation

Oxytocin affects the heart's response to social isolation

Labour induced in the morning means fewer complications

Labour induced in the morning means fewer complications

'Love hormone' oxytocin may help battle stress

'Love hormone' oxytocin may help battle stress

New research on brain, hormones and behavior

New research on brain, hormones and behavior

Oral misoprostol for induction of labour

Oral misoprostol for induction of labour

Nigeria approves misoprostol for use in hospitals and clinics

Nigeria approves misoprostol for use in hospitals and clinics

Sex calms the nerves

Sex calms the nerves

Early neglect has a physical as well as psychological effect

Early neglect has a physical as well as psychological effect

Oxytocin and ingestive behavior

Oxytocin and ingestive behavior

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

How oxytocin (OT) modulates eating and digestion

How oxytocin (OT) modulates eating and digestion

Potential use of NH neurotransmitters as novel source for psychiatric drugs

Potential use of NH neurotransmitters as novel source for psychiatric drugs

Spontaneous contractions suppressed in late-term rat pregnancy

Spontaneous contractions suppressed in late-term rat pregnancy

Would boosting the oxytocin (OT) hormonal system lead to longer breast-feeding?

Would boosting the oxytocin (OT) hormonal system lead to longer breast-feeding?

Hormonal signaling systems and their role in sex drive

Hormonal signaling systems and their role in sex drive