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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The size and appearance of ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, and adenohypophysis were normal.
The pituitary gland comprises two sections--the adenohypophysis, or anterior lobe, and the neurohypophysis, or posterior lobe.
This is complicated by frequently small samples, admixed nonneoplastic adenohypophysis, many possible subclasses with overlapping features, and an abundance of immunohistochemical (IHC) reagents.
Pituitary adenomas are generally slowly growing, benign neoplasms of epithelial origin originating from the adenohypophysis.
Hyperpolactinemia was induced using different method namely prolactin, sulpiride, antipsychotic drugs therapy, a transplant of adenohypophysis (ADH) to the renal capsule, and other methods including stress.
Pituicytoma: ultrastructural evidence of a possible origin from folliculo-stellate cells of the adenohypophysis.
Hypophysis gland is consisted of two parts as adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis.
The peculiar vascularization of the adenohypophysis, supplied by a portal rather than an arterial circle, allows dynamic MR imaging.
The dawn and evolution of hormones in the adenohypophysis.
Lofberg, "Human y-trace, a basic microprotein: amino acid sequence and presence in the adenohypophysis," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.