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neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

 (no͝or′ō-hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs, -hĭ-, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz′)
The posterior portion of the pituitary gland, having a rich supply of nerve fibers and releasing oxytocin and vasopressin.

neu′ro·hy′po·phys′e·al, neu′ro·hy′po·phys′i·al (-hī′pə-fĭz′ē-əl, -hĭp′ə-, -hĭ-pŏf′ə-sē′əl) adj.

neurohypophysis

(ˌnjʊərəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Compare adenohypophysis

poste′rior pitu′itary


n.
the posterior region of the pituitary gland, which develops embryologically from the forebrain and secretes the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin. Also called neurohypophysis.

neurohypophysis

The posterior part of the pituitary gland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurohypophysis - the posterior 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 intermedia - a thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
Translations

neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

n. neurohipófisis, porción nerviosa posterior de la glándula pituitaria.
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Vasopressin therapy may mask the emergence of the second SIAD phase of the triple phase neurohypophyseal response to neurosurgical injury (21).
Kobayashi et al., "Neurohypophyseal germinoma with abundant fibrous tissue," Brain Tumor Pathology, vol.
Brosnan, "Polyuria and polydipsia in a young child: diagnostic considerations and identification of novel mutation causing familial neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus," Pituitary, vol.
van Wimersma Greidanus, "Penetration of neurohypophyseal hormones from plasma into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF): half-times of disappearance of these neuropeptides from CSF," Brain Research, vol.
Barberis, "Pharmacological characterization of two specific binding sites for neurohypophyseal hormones in hippocampal synaptic plasma membranes of the rat," The EMBO Journal, vol.
In our case, the lack of hyperintense signal in pituitary posterior lobe on T1WI is observed indicative of the neurohypophyseal dysfunction, verifying central DI firmly.
It is possible that a preceding inappropriately high AVP synthesis may result in gradual depletion of neurohypophyseal peptide stores (27), and/or a compensatory downregulation of V1a/V2 receptor expression (28).
The posterior or neurohypophyseal lobe of the pituitary contains the terminals of certain neurons (i.e., magnocellular vasopressin- and oxytocin-producing neurons) originating in two specific sections (i.e., the paraventricular nuclei [PVN] and supraoptic nuclei) of the hypothalamus.
Juul, "Treatment of neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Another is the change in the lattice compactness under experimental hypersecretion of the neurohypophyseal axon terminals which secrete oxytocin and vasopressin.
Water movement in these osmoregulatory organs is controlled by the neurohypophyseal hormone, arginine vasotocin (AVT; i.e., the non-mammalian vertebrate counterpart of arginine vasopressin (AVP)) (Bentley, 2002) (Fig.
Later, Vigneaud and Turner isolated vasopressin and proved that the same neurohypophyseal hormone possessed both antidiuretic and vasopressor activity.