Oxytocin is used as a peptide hormone that acts predominantly as a neurotransmitter; stimulates uterine contraction and lactation, increases Na+ excretion; stimulates myometrial GTPase and phospholipase C.
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Hazard Statements: H300-H361
Fatal if swallowed. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P280-P301+P310a-P308+P313-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.