anterior pituitary

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ante′rior pitu′itary


n.
the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland. Also called adenohypophysis.
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Noun1.anterior pituitary - the anterior lobe of the pituitary bodyanterior pituitary - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
hypophysis, pituitary, pituitary body, pituitary gland - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
pars anterior, pars distilis - the anterior part of the anterior pituitary
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Oxytocin exerts its effects at targets both with-in the central nervous system (anterior pituitary gland, anterior cingulate cortex, amygdala) and in peripheral target organs (uterus, thymus, GI tract).