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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Rathke's cleft cysts are congenital cysts that represent remnants of Rathke's pouch, a dorsal invagination of the stomodeal neuroectoderm that ascends from the oral cavity into the sella to form the adenohypophysis.
The anterior pituitary gland or adenohypophysis originates embryologically from Rathke's pouch and produces six hormones (Drouin, 201 I), including luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (Table 1).
The release of these gonadotrophins from the adenohypophysis has been shown to be in response to stimulation of gland by hypothalamic luteinizing hormone releasing factor.
The bilaterally symmetrical gland has 2 distinct parts, the adenohypophysis and the neurohypophysis.