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Oxytocin (Pitocin) Summary

Description: A nonapeptide hormone released from the neurohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, POSTERIOR). It differs from VASOPRESSIN by two amino acids at residues 3 and 8. Oxytocin acts on SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS, such as causing UTERINE CONTRACTIONS and MILK EJECTION.

Also Known As: Pitocin; Syntocinon; Ocytocin; Cys-Tyr-Ile-Gln-Asn-Cys-Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2, cyclic 1-6 disulfide

Networked: 2685 relevant articles (126 outcomes, 382 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Oxytocin is Relevant

  1. Postpartum Hemorrhage : 22 outcomes 23 studies in 123 results
  2. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox) : 12 outcomes 25 studies in 75 results
  3. Hemorrhage : 11 outcomes 11 studies in 130 results
  4. Retained Placenta : 8 outcomes 14 studies in 53 results
  5. Uterine Inertia : 7 outcomes 9 studies in 73 results
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Drugs Related to Oxytocin

  1. Misoprostol (Cytotec)
  2. Ergonovine (Ergometrine)
  3. carbetocin
  4. Dinoprostone (PGE2)
  5. Neuropeptides
  6. Methylergonovine (Methergine)
  7. Dinoprost
  8. syntometrine
  9. Prostaglandins
  10. Hormones
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Therapies Related to Oxytocin

  1. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section)
  2. Analgesia
  3. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions)
  4. Moxibustion
  5. Uterine Balloon Tamponade
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