adenohypophysis

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ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis

 (ăd′n-ō-hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, including ACTH, prolactin, and somatotropin.

ad′e·no·hy·poph′y·se′al, ad′e·no·hy·poph′y·si′al (-pŏf′ĭ-sē′əl) adj.

adenohypophysis

(ˌædɪnəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Compare neurohypophysis

ante′rior pitu′itary


n.
the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland. Also called adenohypophysis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenohypophysis - the anterior lobe of the pituitary bodyadenohypophysis - 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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PRL is unique amongst the adenohypophyseal hormones, in that the primary control of its secretion is inhibitory rather than stimulatory.