pitocin pitocin

Definition(s):

  • (n) hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk

Usage(s):

  • Pitocinase neutralizes pitocin, a mysterious pituitary hormone which seems to play a part in contracting the muscles of the uterus.

Quotes

  • Lake said she had no problems delivering her oldest son Milo, 11, at the hospital, but "looking back on it, I felt that I did not necessarily need the intervention. I didn't need the (drug Pitocin, which induces labor). I just should have labored on...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Ricki Lake Source: Washington Post

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