Oxytocin

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Oxytocin
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Clinical data
Tred names Pitocin
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
Pregnancy
category
  • AU: A
Routes o
admeenistration
Intranasal, IV, IM
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein bindin 30%
Metabolism liver an ither oxytocinases
Biological hauf-life 1–6 min (IV)
~2 h (intranasal)[1][2]
Excretion Biliary and kidney
Identifiers
CAS Nummer
PubChem CID
IUPHAR/BPS
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
KEGG
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.045
Chemical and physical data
Formula C43H66N12O12S2
Molar mass 1007.19 g/mol
3D model (Jmol)
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Oxytocin (Oxt) is a hormone, neuropeptide, an medication.[3][4] As a medication, it is uised tae cause contraction o the uterus in order tae stairt labour or increase the speed o labor, an tae stap bleedin follaein delivery.[3] For this purpose, it is gien either bi injection intae a muscle or intae a vein.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Weisman O, Zagoory-Sharon O, Feldman R (September 2012). "Intranasal oxytocin administration is reflected in human saliva". Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37 (9): 1582–6. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.02.014. PMID 22436536. 
  2. Huffmeijer R, Alink LR, Tops M, Grewen KM, Light KC, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Ijzendoorn MH (2012). "Salivary levels of oxytocin remain elevated for more than two hours after intranasal oxytocin administration". Neuro Endocrinology Letters. 33 (1): 21–5. PMID 22467107. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Oxytocin". The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Retrieved June 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior. Oxford University Press. 2015. p. 354. ISBN 9780195399813.