With reference to the functions of various hormones in human body, consider the following statements:
1. Oxytocin induces labor and the production of milk by the mammary glands.
2. The thyroid gland releases thyroxin, which controls the rate of metabolism.
3. Glucagon is produced in the α cells of the pancreas and raises blood sugar by breaking down glycogen that is stored in the liver
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All statements are correct. Please note that Oxytocin induces labor and the production of milk by the mammary glands. Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus and stored and released from the posterior pituitary.

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