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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The hypophysis in Bactrian camel could be divided into three parts: pars nervosa, pars distalis and pars intermedia.
Recent research indicates that [alpha]-MSH is produced in the human pituitary by cells of the pars distalis of the pituitary gland and numerous extrapituitary cells, including monocytes, astrocytes, gastrointestinal cells, and keratinocytes (7).

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