Oxytocin: A New Painkiller?Joselyn Ye Tay* and Cristina Kochi Yamamoto
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
- Corresponding Author:
- Joselyn Ye Tay
Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú
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Received Date: December 07, 2015; Accepted Date: February 01, 2016; Published Date: February 04, 2016
Citation: Tay JY, Yamamoto CK (2016) Oxytocin: A New Painkiller? J Pain Relief S4:001. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.S4-001
Copyright: © 2016 Tay JY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Oxytocin is a peptide hormone released in our body. It plays a very well-known role in pregnancy-related uterine contractions and lactation. But oxytocin does a lot more than just helping women get through labour. Recent studies have shown that it contributes to pain perception and pain physiology. In this short article, we emphasize the potential role it has on pain relief and our aim is to promote the increase of researches about the subject.