|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.A journalÂ is aÂ periodical publicationÂ intended to further progress ofÂ science, usually by reporting newÂ research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, andÂ scientific papersÂ across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientificÂ validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.