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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.
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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Anatomy) the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Compare neurohypophysis
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ante′rior pitu′itary

the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland. Also called adenohypophysis.
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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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GnRH combines high affinity GnRH receptors in the adenohypophysis and stimulates the synthesis and secretion of gonadotropins involved in the regulation of the mammalian reproductive process (Kakar et al.; Perrin et al., 1993).
It consists of a frontal lobe (adenohypophysis), a posterior lobe (neurohypophysis) and a middle lobe.
pituitary stalk thickening, pituitary enlargement, intense homogeneous post-contrast imbibition in adenohypophysis, and absence of high-intense signal in neurohypophysis on T1-weighted images (3).
brucei in the hypothalamus, adenohypophysis, uterus, placenta and fetal liver with infertility in goats (36).
The front lobe is the adenohypophysis, which produces several hormones after receiving stimulation from the hypothalamus.
Minaguchi et al., "Self-formation of functional adenohypophysis in three-dimensional culture," Nature, vol.
According to the embryogenetic theory, the adamantinomatous subtype arises from epithelial remnants of the craniopharyngeal duct, which connects the stomodeal ectoderm with the evaginated Rathke's pouch, which in turn forms the adenohypophysis. Rathke's pouch and the craniopharyngeal duct are derived from the stomadeum, which in turn forms teeth primordia.
Macroscopic analysis revealed metastatic lung adenocarcinoma described as adenohypophysis fibrosis.
This cystic and solid mass was separate from the normal enhancing adenohypophysis (arrow) (Figure 1(c)), with marked mass effect, superior and posterior displacement of the hypothalamus.
The diagnosis of ACTH-dependent CS was confirmed by MRI that showed a small left mass in the adenohypophysis. In January 2012, she underwent transsphenoidal surgery and the histological examination revealed a pituitary adenoma.
[15.] Kawauchi H, Sower SA (2006) The dawn and evolution of hormones in the adenohypophysis. Gen Comp Endocrinol 148: 3-14.
The size and appearance of ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, and adenohypophysis were normal.