Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oxytocin

OXYTOCIN

Hello Awesomites! Here's a collection of important facts about the love hormone oxytocin.

Oxytocin sensitivity is increased during delivery.

In lactating women genital stimulation enhances oxytocin release.

Oxytocin challenge test for assessing fetal well being is contraindicated in - Placenta previa
Previous two LSCS
Premature labour

Posterior pituitary secretes Oxytocin.

Oxytocin causes Milk ejection, Contraction of uterine muscle & Myoepithelial cell contraction.

Post partum hemorrhage, Uterine inertia & Breast engorgment due to inefficient milk ejection reflex are indication for oxytocin.

Side effect of oxytocin are Placental abruption, Fetal distress & Water intoxication.

Oxytocin is synthesized in Hypothalamus.

Oxytocin is a Polypeptide.

Oxytocin is Secreted in both sexes.

Oxytocin is an example of neurohormone.

Atosiban is an Oxytocin antagonist.

-MD Mobarak Hussain (Maahii)

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