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A 18-year-old female asked:

Are there disorders that are caused by hyper secretion of oxytocin?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
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 & adh (vasopressin). Main actions: aid w/ uterine contraction during labor & w/ release of breast milk. Excess can cause harder uterine contractions & stress the fetus. Hyper secretion in non-pregnant /non-nursing female is rare & need endocrinology consultation.

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