If you could tell us anything about it , that would be appreciated.
I was at a presentation today about big pharma, different results produced, etc. and how other things in the scientific industry worked. They talked about oxytocin, but there’s actually very little known about it as a pharmaceutical.
Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, but from what I heard it hasn’t been studied enough.
Oxytocin is naturally occurring. If you mean OxyContin, that’s an opiate and not okay unless you are in severe physical pain.
I thought the same thing, but then it was in this neuroscience presentation as a new pharmaceutical, so I’m not sure what’s up with that. Maybe they’re putting it in pill form for some reason? I don’t know how that works. Hmm.
@Anna @mortimermouse Yeah the story is that its called the love hormone , and its suppose to make people with schiz more sociable.
It is on sale as a mist already kind of like nicorette
I saw these articles but confused it with oxycontin…
Oxytocin is what they give pregnant women to induce labor. Its also produced by stimulating the nipple.
I like reading about the whole process, which I only posted a portion.
And it is synthesized by the hypothalamus.
From Marib and Hoehn’s A & P: “Oxytocin–Horomne synthesized in the hypothalamus and secreted by the posterior pituitary; stimulates contraction of the uterus during childbirth and the ejection of milk during nursing.”
As birth nears, two more chemical signals cooperate to convert these false labor pains into the real thing. Certain fetal cells begin to produce oxytocin, which causes the placenta to release prostaglandins. Both hormones are powerful uterine muscle stimluants, and since the myometrium is now highly sensitive to oxytocin, contractions become more frequent and more vigorous. Studies indicate the prostaglandins actually trigger the rhythmic expulsive contractions of true labor. Both hormones work in a positive feedback mechanism.