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Receptors, Oxytocin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Receptors, Oxytocin
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.543.750.695.630
D12.776.543.750.720.600.630
D12.776.543.750.750.555.630
D12.776.543.750.750.660.600
Unique ID
D018045
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018045
Scope Note
Cell surface proteins that bind oxytocin with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. Oxytocin receptors in the uterus and the mammary glands mediate the hormone's stimulation of contraction and milk ejection. The presence of oxytocin and oxytocin receptors in neurons of the brain probably reflects an additional role as a neurotransmitter.
Entry Version
RECEPT OXYTOCIN
Entry Term(s)
Oxytocin Receptor
Oxytocin Receptors
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Receptors, Angiotensin (1985-1993)
Receptors, Cell Surface (1981-1984)
Public MeSH Note
94; OXYTOCIN RECEPTOR was indexed under RECEPTORS, ANGIOTENSIN 1985-93 & RECEPTORS, ENDOGENOUS SUBSTANCES (1981-84)
Online Note
use RECEPTORS, OXYTOCIN (NM) to search OXYTOCIN RECEPTOR 1981-93
History Note
94; was OXYTOCIN RECEPTOR (NM) 1981-93
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/21
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Receptors, Oxytocin Preferred
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