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A 50-year-old member asked:

Please explain where is adh (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
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. They're referred to as "posterior pituitary hormones", but they're made in the hypothalamus and only stored and released from the posterior pituitary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What place is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland.
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