Cyclic nonapeptide, related to vasopressin but found in birds, reptiles and some amphibians.
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Vasotocin — is an oligopeptide with properties similar to oxytocin and vasopressin, found in birds, fish, and amphibians. It has been found to have effects on the regulation of REM sleep.ources* Kales, Anthony. The Pharmacology of Sleep. Springer:… … Wikipedia
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vasotocin — noun An oligopeptide with properties similar to oxytocin and vasopressin … Wiktionary
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endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… … Universalium