renal system

8 Bad Habits that Lead to Kidney Impairment

Kidneys are organs that work continuously to filter out the waste substances that travel in our bloodstream. Through urine, our kidneys are able to eliminate a large portion of the toxins that come from foods, the environment and medication. Among other…

What is the Hormone Oxytocin?

What is the hormone oxytocin? Oxytocin is known for inducing labor and intervening in breastfeeding. Overall, it’s made up of 9 amino acids, including cysteine, tyrosine, isoleucine, glycine, proline, and asparagine. It’s located in the posterior pituitary gland and is highly…