Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the posterior pituitary gland. It is an essential neuromodulator in the brain. Oxytocin plays an important role in reproduction particularly during and after childbirth. It is used to stimulate contractions of the uterus during labour, to control bleeding after childbrith, and to stimulate production of milk.The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number ofÂ citationsÂ to recent articles published inÂ science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as aÂ proxyÂ for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised byÂ Eugene Garfield, the founder of theÂ Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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