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What place is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Pituitary: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) & oxytocin are made in neurons in the hypothalamus and travel down the axons in the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituitary where they are stored until they're released.
Answered on Jul 3, 2014

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