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Compound Summary for: CID 439302

Oxytocin

Also known as: Pitocin; Syntocinon; Ocytocin; Endopituitrina; Oxitocina; Oxytocine; Oxytocinum; Oxytocic hormone; Orasthin
Molecular Formula: C43H66N12O12S2   Molecular Weight: 1007.18734   InChIKey: XNOPRXBHLZRZKH-DSZYJQQASA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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