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Answers to the Oxytocin Exam  

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Answers to the Oxytocin Examination

1. Where is oxytocin synthesized? --Hypothalamus

2. Aside from oxytocin, what is the other hormone secreted by posterior pituitary? -- Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

3. What hinders the oxytocin in returning to the brain? -- Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB)

4. - 6. When is oxytocin naturally released from the posterior pituitary?
-- During Child Labor
-- During Breastfeeding
-- Sexual intercourse

7. For breastfeeding purposes, the oxytocin drugs must be administered through Nasal Sprays.

8. In contraction stress tests, why should the patient- be fasting before the test procedure?
-- The doctor usually recommends the patient to fast, so just in case there will be an emergency to deliver the baby.

9. - 10. Why is a contraction stress test performed?
-- To see how will the fetus respond to the decrease of oxygen level during labor contractions

11. - 15. A pregnant woman has been injected a correct dosage of oxytocin drug prior to her delivery. After she gave birth, she developed dyspnea, nausearashes and postpartum hemorrhage

The newborn baby; however, was normal and there were no changes observed from the day of delivery.

What was the cause of the woman's condition after her delivery? What precautionary steps could have been undertaken?

-The woman experienced allergic reaction and common complications  to the oxytocin drug that was injected to her prior to her delivery. She experienced dyspnea, nausea, rashes and postpartum hemorrhage; while her newborn baby was normal. She must consult her doctor immediately about what she had experienced after her delivery. She must be given proper care until her condition is stabilized. The newborn baby, however, must be observed if he develops certain reaction against the oxytocin drug. This case would not be ever possible if the woman, first, had some test to detect if she is allergic or not to some of the components of the oxytocin drug. 

16. - 20. A pregnant woman, G2P1 (gravida 2-para 1), has an unfavorable fetal position

She wanted to be injected with oxytocin drug prior to her delivery, because of her previous birthing experience. In her first pregnancy, she had been given the drug to induce uterine muscle contraction that allowed her to experience an easier delivery of her first baby. 

In her present status, is it advisable to give her oxytocin drugs? Why or why not? What would be the effect if she would be given the drug?

-In this case, the pregnant woman has unfavorable fetal position. She must not be injected oxytocin drug because it would be harder for her and for her baby to surpass a safe delivery. The drug stimulates labor contraction, therefore, with the unfavorable fetal position, the baby will be more stressful and higher risk of complications may occur. It is much safer for both the mom and for the fetus if no oxytocin drug is administered. In her condition, oxytocin drug has no beneficial effects for both of them, and only putting them into a higher risk of complication and more even death.

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Excellent questions eryll..keep it up..=)

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nice post eryll. your fonts and colors makes it readable and easy to understand. anyway, thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts on my blog. keep it up.=)


good job eryll. very informative :) keep it up. :)

what? shocking colors? ok nga eh.. light font color with a dark background.. hindi ba masakit sa mata? ehehe.. your blog is good but mine is great.. hihihi joke mu..

hmm. using a different color in your answers are ok, mean you may not need to capitalize it all. hehe what else?NICE JOB!~

thanks for all the comments!!

timz - feel free to post your comments!! parang ung sayo din dark background with shocking font colors! o di ba. wer the same!! GREAT MINDS, THINK THE SAME!! haha

great questions and shocking font colors..ehe keep it up

great answers! really informative.


Your post is very brief yet concise. I found all the information I was looking for about the oxytocin hormone. This is very useful for a biochemistry student like me. Also, this blog has been very informative. Thank you! :)

Nice QnA! Don't type everything in CAPITAL LETTERS though. But yeah, they are really informative. =]

clare angeli, im very glad that my blog became useful for you. thank you for visiting and leaving a comment in my blog.

hi eryll. the content of your post is exceptional. very informative, concise and very well said. although your choice of font colors is not really my type. maybe you can improve on that. but over-all, its great.


*anjelica - i already made alterations and arrangements regarding the font colors. hope you like it, and hope everybody will also like it.

*joanna - i just wanted to give emphasis to the answers so i capitalized them. maybe you can relate. haha


I like the fact that you wrote the questions here again... at least readers won't have to go back to the previous post just to read the questions.

Good work!

By the way, your classmate is right. You need not type everything in capital letters.

To emphasize a point, you can either use bold or italics or change the color of a word/group of words.

Good luck!

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hello sir roy. thank you for leaving a comment and your suggestion to my post. i appreciate it a lot! i followed what you suggested. and please do come back. haha. thanks

hi eryll,
nice set of colors,
very informative one..

edit you capital letters now,,eheh

brilliant post indeed!

hey eryll what happen to the font colors? hehe.. anyways, good post. the case ana are explained well and like what i said you have a potential in the teaching profession. so, keep it up! :D haha

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nice post..

no wonder you always get the "top blogger of the week"

keep it up

well done nothing more to say.=)

You're learning fast Eryll, Keep up the good work!