Month: October 2016

Oxytocin – The Love Chemical

Oxytocin was discovered in 1952. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction in both sexes, and during and after childbirth. Oxytocin is a hormone, neuropeptide, and medication. As a medication, it is used to cause contraction of the uterus. Oxytocin has peripheral (hormonal) actions, and also has actions in the brain. Studies have looked at oxytocin's role in various behaviors, [...] Read More