Oxytocin is produced by the neurosecretory cells of the hypothalamus but is stored and secreted by the posterior pituitary gland.
Use as a drugSynthetic oxytocin can be used to induce birth. It is also used to help expel the placenta after delivery or to empty the uterus after an incomplete miscarriage. Oxytocin is sometimes given as a nasal spray to stimulate milk flow.
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