posterior pituitary(redirected from Pituitary gland, posterior)
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the posterior region of the pituitary gland, which develops embryologically from the forebrain and secretes the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin. Also called neurohypophysis.
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|Noun||1.||posterior pituitary - the posterior 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 intermedia - a thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary