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Descriptor English: Oxytocin
Descriptor Spanish: Oxitocina
Descriptor oxitocina
Entry term(s) ocitocina
Scope note: Hormona nonapeptídica segregada por la neurohipófisis (HIPÓFISIS POSTERIOR). Difiere de la VASOPRESINA en dos aminoácidos, en los residuos 3 y 8. La oxitocina actúa sobre las CÉLULAS MUSCULARES LISAS, dando lugar así a las CONTRACCIONES UTERINAS y EYECCIÓN DE LECHE.
Descriptor Portuguese: Ocitocina
Descriptor French: Ocytocine
Entry term(s): Ocytocin
Pitocin
Syntocinon
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.631.692.433
D12.644.548.691.692.433
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010121
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Oxytocics
Registry Number: 50-56-6
CAS Type 1 Name: Cys-Tyr-Ile-Gln-Asn-Cys-Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2, cyclic 1-6 disulfide
Public MeSH Note: ALPHA-HYPOPHAMINE was see OXYTOCIN 1977-93; ISOLEUCYL, LEUCYL VASOPRESSIN; VASOPRESSIN, ISOLEUCYL-LEUCYL; VASOTOCIN, LEUCYL, & 3-ISOLEUCINE,8-LEUCINE VASOPRESSIN were see OXYTOCIN 1983-93
Online Note: use OXYTOCIN to search ALPHA-HYPOPHAMINE 1977-93 & ISOLEUCYL, LEUCYL VASOPRESSIN; VASOPRESSIN, ISOLEUCYL-LEUCYL; VASOTOCIN, LEUCYL, & 3-ISOLEUCINE,8-LEUCINE VASOPRESSIN 1983-93
History Note: ALPHA-HYPOPHAMINE was see OXYTOCIN 1977-93; ISOLEUCYL, LEUCYL VASOPRESSIN; VASOPRESSIN, ISOLEUCYL-LEUCYL; VASOTOCIN, LEUCYL, & 3-ISOLEUCINE,8-LEUCINE VASOPRESSIN were see OXYTOCIN 1983-93
Related: Receptors, Oxytocin MeSH
DeCS ID: 22596
Unique ID: D010121
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Oxytocin - Preferred
Concept UI M0015703
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Oxytocin
Entry term(s) Ocytocin
Syntocinon - Narrower
Concept UI M0015704
Preferred term Syntocinon
Pitocin - Narrower
Concept UI M0373120
Preferred term Pitocin



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