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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Immunoassay, Endocrine Hormone, Oxytocin

Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically plasma or urine) to determine oxytocin, a hormone that is synthesized in the neurophypophyseal system and stored and secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. The major physiological effects of oxytocin are uterine contraction and stimulation of milk ejection; the primary stimulus for its release is the stimulation of the tactile receptors around the nipple of the breast. Oxytocin determination may be performed using either isotopic or nonisotopic immunoassays.

Entry Terms : "Oxytocin Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Immunoassay, Endocrine Hormone, Oxytocin"

UMDC code : 19909

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