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oxytocin deficiency symptoms

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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Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
BOTH=Post. Pituitary: Both oxytocin and vasopressin (adh) are produced in the posterior pituitary the structure of oxytocin is very similar to that of vasopressin also a ... Read More
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
The pituitary gland.: These hormones are chemically very similar, yet functionally distinct.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, if there are not any pelvic obstructions or fetal status problems. It is also known as Pitocin (oxytocin) in synthetic form.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctor supervison: Oxytocin in any form should only be taken under a doctor's supervision in pregnancy. After all, oxytocing stimulates uterine contractions.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually does not: Prolactinoma from a pituitary tumor affects the anterior pituitary. The posterior pituitary is usually not affected-this is where the cells for oxytoc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Helps: Pitocin (oxytocin) is given during labor to increase the frequency and strenght of the contractions. If a patients contractions are not adeequate to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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I think you are: mixing up Oxytocin, which is a hormone produced by women in labor and during breastfeeding (and is available as a medication to help induce labor) wit ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stoller
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not exactly: Oxytocin blocks fear, panic, anxiety and other obsessive negative emotions from entering the emotional centers in the brain. It does many other things ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Hypertension: Subarachnoid hemorrhage usually occurs from increased blood pressure or trauma. Pitocin (oxytocin) is known to increase blood pressure, sometimes, as ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Pituitary: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) & oxytocin are made in neurons in the hypothalamus and travel down the axons in the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituita ... Read More

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