anterior pituitary


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to anterior pituitary: thyroid gland, pituitary gland, adrenal gland

ante′rior pitu′itary


n.
the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland. Also called adenohypophysis.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
GFP-expressing S100[beta]-positive cells of the rat anterior pituitary differentiate into hormone-producing cells.
Human growth hormone is produced and secreted by somatotrophs, anterior pituitary cells that secrete almost 1-2 milligrams of hormones every day.
These compounds stimulate the anterior pituitary gland to increase prolactin.
The hypothalamic regulation of prolactin secretion unlike that of the other anterior pituitary hormones is predominantly inhibitory, and dopamine is the most important inhibitory factor.
The anterior pituitary was isolated on ice, quickly placed in liquid nitrogen, and stored at -80 AdegC until use.
Anterior pituitary hormone effects on hepatic functions in infants with congenital hypopituitarism.
Production in the adrenal glands occurs in response to the secretion of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) by the anterior pituitary gland.
Production in the adrenal glands is via a pathway using ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) from the anterior pituitary gland.
Standard immunohistochemical reactions were carried out on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue to evaluate the presence of anterior pituitary hormones (GH, PRL, LH, FSH, TSH, and ACTH), Ki-67 (anti-human antigen Ki67, clone MIB-1, DAKO, cod.
(3,4,6) Lau et al demonstrated that posterior pituitary involvement, either alone or in combination with the anterior pituitary, was found in 84.6% of cases, while anterior pituitary involvement alone was seen in only 15.4%.
1947###Bernardo Alberto Houssay###Role of anterior pituitary hormone in sugar

Full browser ?