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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
15 years experience Family Medicine
Good thought: Synthetic oxytocin, pitocin, is only used intravenously to help with labor. The new mom should be making plenty of her own oxytocin. Being a new mom, ... Read More
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not approved: Some men &women seem not to produce a full complement of oxytocin in all situations -but research is at a very early stage. More importantly perhaps, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It's made in your: Brain. Hypothalamus, to be exact.
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
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a disease: There is no such disease or syndrome for low or high oxytocin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 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
31 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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