Definition of pituitrin in English:

pituitrin

noun

Pharmacology
  • An extract of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland containing the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin (formerly thought to be a single hormone).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Progressive Medicine. From pituit- and -r- + -in. Originally a trade name.

Pronunciation

pituitrin

/pɪˈtjuːɪtrɪn//pɪˈtʃuːɪtrɪn/