anterior pituitary

ante′rior pitu′itary
n.
anat. the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland
Also called adenohypophysis

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Anterior pituitary — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = lobus anterior hypophyseos GraySubject = 275 GrayPage = 1275 Caption = Median sagittal through the hypophysis of an adult monkey. Semidiagrammatic. Precursor = oral mucosa (Rathke s pouch) System = Artery …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior pituitary — The front portion of the pituitary, a small gland in the head called the master gland. Hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary influence growth, sexual development, skin pigmentation, thyroid function, and adrenocortical function. These… …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior pituitary — noun the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature • Syn: ↑anterior pituitary gland, ↑adenohypophysis • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior pituitary — Anat. See under pituitary gland. * * * …   Universalium

  • anterior pituitary gland — noun the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature • Syn: ↑anterior pituitary, ↑adenohypophysis • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anterior pituitary basophil — An anterior pituitary basophil is a type of cell in the anterior pituitary which manufactures hormones.It is called a basophil because it readily takes up base, and typically stains a relatively deep blue or purple. [BUHistology|14002loa] These… …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior pituitary acidophil — In the anterior pituitary, the term acidophil is used to describe two different types of cells:* somatotrophs, which generate somatotropin * mammotrophs, which generate prolactinWhen using standard staining techniques, they cannot be… …   Wikipedia

  • anterior pituitary hormones — the hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary), including growth hormone, thyrotropin, prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, β lipotropin, and corticotropin. Called also adenohypophysial h s …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior pituitary luteotropin — Biochem. prolactin. * * * …   Universalium

  • anterior pituitary luteotropin — Biochem. prolactin …   Useful english dictionary

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