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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.
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neurohypophysis

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

The posterior part of the pituitary gland.
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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
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neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

n. neurohipófisis, porción nerviosa posterior de la glándula pituitaria.
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Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a neurohypophysial antidiuretic hormone, has many functions, such as the regulation of free-water reabsorption and body fluid homeostasis, and it acts upon its specific G protein-coupled receptors defined as [V.sub.IA] ([V.sub.I], vascular), [V.sub.2] (renal), and [V.sub.IB] ([V.sub.3], pituitary) [6].
Stomodeal and neurohypophysial placodes in Ciona intestinalis: insights into the origin of the pituitary gland.
One of the cases was a very rare fully described neurohypophysial GCT which invaded into the right cavernous sinus [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b, indicating that the benign tumor might possess aggressive features.{Figure 1}
Treacher, "Daily patterns of secretion of neurohypophysial hormones in man: Effect of age," Experimental Physiology, vol.
[17.] Kaneko T, Kakizawa S, Yada T (1993) Pituitary of " cobalt" variant of the rainbow trout separated from the hypothalamus lacks most pars intermedial and neurohypophysial tissue.
Blockade of phosphodiesterase Type 5 enhances rat neurohypophysial excitability and electrically evoked oxytocin release.
The neurohypophysial hormone Oxytocin (OT), a small nonapeptide, has a long established role at the moment of birth, providing uterine contractions and milk ejection (Russell & Leng, 1998).