Category list : Oxytocics
In our latest article on landmark drugs, Jenny Bryan looks at the history of oxytocin and finds out why this drug will not be disappearing from practice anytime soon
Oxytocin is a powerful neuropeptide hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. It acts mainly as a neuromodulator in the brain. It plays an important role in social bonding and intimacy among mammals, and is released during and after childbirth, having an influence on maternal bonding.