neurohypophysis

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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
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neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

n. neurohipófisis, porción nerviosa posterior de la glándula pituitaria.
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