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How does oxytocin work?

How does oxytocin work?

Video on oxytocin

The oxytocin It is a hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is known as "love hormone", because it is associated with good feelings and emotions in general. But its role in the body is much more complex than we think. It is not just a "happiness hormone" as they say, although it is related to human emotions, the regulation of childbirth and breastfeeding.

In humans, it is believed that oxytocin is released during hugs, caresses and orgasm in both sexes. In the brain, oxytocin is involved in social recognition and bonding, as well as in the formation of emotional bonds between people and generosity.

Find out much more about its operation with this interesting video.

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