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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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A 42-year-old member asked:

What produces oxytocin and vasopressin?

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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 35-year-old member asked:

What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Posterior pituitary: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor) and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone), which regulates retention of water by the body.
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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.
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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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