hypophysis


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hy·poph·y·sis

 (hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz′)

[New Latin, from Greek hupophusis, attachment underneath, from hupophuein, to grow up beneath : hupo-, hypo- + phuein, to make grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

hy·poph′y·si′al, hy·poph′y·se′al (hī-pŏf′ĭ-sē′əl, -zē′-, hī′pə-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.

hypophysis

(haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) the technical name for pituitary gland
[C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow]
hypophyseal, hypophysial adj

pitu′itary gland`


n.
a small, somewhat cherry-shaped double-lobed structure attached to the base of the brain, constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions of the body. Compare anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypophysis - the master gland of the endocrine systemhypophysis - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
hypophyseal stalk - the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
adenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland - the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
Translations
hypofyse

hy·poph·y·sis

n. hipófisis, glándula pituitaria, cuerpo epitelial localizado en la base de la silla turca.
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The mean scores of the distance between columella nasal and sphenoid sinus (CSS), the distance between columella nasal and hypophysis (CH) and the width of sphenoid sinus (SSW) were higher in healthy male subjects than in females subjects.
Serum from patients and healthy subjects were tested on a PVDF membrane that contained recombinant gamma enolase and protein lysates from human hypophysis and from HEK-293 cells.
IGSF1 is located on Xq 26.2 and its product may act as a signal transduction molecule in the hypophysis. Its precise physiological function is not known, but a deficiency of IGSF1 protein results in deficiencies of TSH and prolactin, pubertal delay and macroorchidism after adolescence (2).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with particular attention to the hypophysis was carried out.
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Hypotalamus and Alterations of eEF-2 hypophysis from levels, secondary to male Wistar lipid peroxidation and rats from 3,12 adduct formation with to 24 months aldehydes could old treated contribute to the with an suboptimal hormone antioxidant production from these tissues during aging MSC cultures Number of MSCs is reduced from the tibial in aged animals.
The hypophysis is enveloped by dura that lines the sella turcica.
The autopsy found hemorrhages in the lungs but not in the hypophysis or gastrointestinal tract.
COMMENT: In my medical school training, the communication of the hypophysis and pituitary to the thyroid was thought to be exclusively through secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone.
We induced ovulation of female South American toads by intraperitoneal injection of homologous hypophysis (Pisano 1956).
Names of functional disorders of the hypophysis (hypopituitarismus, hyperpituitarismus) and names of the glial cells of the posterior lobe of hypophysis (pituicytes) are logically derived from the synonym of the hypophysis glandula pituitaria, which is also reasonably given as the alternative term in TA..