What Is Oxytocin? - Definition, Function & Side Effects


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Oxytocin is stored in which portion of the brain?

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1. Oxytocin affects which organs in the human body?

2. Oxytocin is primarily used for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this quiz and worksheet, you can gain more knowledge about the topic of oxytocin. Subjects that will assist you in passing the quiz include a dangerous side effect of oxytocin and what triggers the release of oxytocin into the bloodstream.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will measure your knowledge of oxytocin, including:

  • Most common use of oxytocin
  • What causes the release of oxytocin into the blood
  • An unsafe side effect of oxytocin
  • Location where oxytocin is stored
  • Organs that are primarily affected by oxytocin

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced in the subsequent quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the affects of oxytocin on various organs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the location where oxytocin is stored
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding dangerous side effects of oxytocin

Additional Learning

To gain more information about a specific hormone that is released in certain situations, review the corresponding lesson called What is Oxytocin? - Definition, Function & Side Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what oxytocin is and where it is stored
  • Recall how oxytocin is released through a positive feedback system
  • Review the most common situations where oxytocin is used
  • Learn about the side effects of having too little or too much oxytocin in the body