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Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
14 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It's made in your: Brain. Hypothalamus, to be exact.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
No.: Oxytocin is produced in the pituitary gland. Recovering hormones from humans (or animals) is associated w/ many risks. So there is no good reason to a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: Natural initiation of labor is due to several body internal hormone factors that work in concert to start the process. There is nothing that can be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is used to: Induce or stimulate labor in the hospital by a specific protocol by a contolled IV pump.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally safe: Pitocin (oxytocin) can make you contract too much. To prevent this, usually it is started at a low dose and increased slowly until the contractions ar ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a disease: There is no such disease or syndrome for low or high oxytocin.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Hyper-oxytocinemia? : Oxytocin is 1 of 8 hormones released by the pituitary gland, which is divided into the anterior & posterior lobes. Posterior lobe secretes oxytocin & ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pituitary and adrena: The posterior pituitary gland makes oxytocin, and a layer of the adrenal gland makes vasopressin(epinephrine).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, t ... Read More

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