What is the hormone 'oxyticin' also known as?

Find the answer below

Bet your knowledge and answer

THE HUMAN QUESTION #6566

What is the hormone 'oxyticin' also known as?

The love hormone

Explanation

Oxytocin is a hormone that is produced in the hypothalamus part of the brain. Whilst it exists in both men and women, women have much more of it. It is excreted e.g. after a long hug and is also known as the 'love hormone'. It creates uterine contractions during labour. Research has shown that the hormone affects our ability to trust, as well as our generousness.

Statistics

Answer time 0s (0s). 30% have previously answered correct on this question. The question was created 2011-12-29.