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 (pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-sīt′, -tyo͞o′-)
A small branching cell of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

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By their morphology and immunostaining pattern, pituicytomas are thought to arise from pituicytes, specialized glial cells of the neurohypophysis.
Compared to the intermediate lobe (IL), an intense vimentin-IR was observed in the hypophysis nervous lobe (NL) with the labelling of filamentous structures identified as pituicytes processes (Fig.
However, in the NL the CNTF-ir cells did not co-localize with GFAP indicating CNTF is not expressed by resident pituicytes.
The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland or neurohypophysis contains unique glial elements referred to as pituicytes.