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.Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submittedÂ manuscriptsÂ and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the acceptedÂ standardsÂ of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
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