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Oxytocin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Oxytocin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.631.692.433
D12.644.548.691.692.433
Unique ID
D010121
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Ocytocin
Pitocin
Syntocinon
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
NLM Classification #
QV 173
See Also
Receptors, Oxytocin
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
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
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