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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.


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

ante′rior pitu′itary

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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Null cell adenoma--a separate category not clearly reflected in the developmental biology of the anterior pituitary--was defined by Kovacs et al (24) as pituitary adenoma unassociated clinically or biochemically with increased hormone secretion and containing no adenohypophyseal hormones by immunohistochemistry and by electron microscopy; null cell adenoma accounted for approximately 16% of their series of 343 surgically removed adenomas.
Craniopharyngioma is a metaplasia of adenohypophyseal cells in the pituitary stalk or gland.
Non genetic hypotrichosis in calves is associated with conditions such as iodine deficiency, adenohypophyseal hypoplasia and intrauterine infection with bovine virus diarrhoea virus (Hanna and Oglive, 1989).