anterior pituitary

anterior pituitary
See under pituitary gland.

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  • Anterior pituitary — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = lobus anterior hypophyseos GraySubject = 275 GrayPage = 1275 Caption = Median sagittal through the hypophysis of an adult monkey. Semidiagrammatic. Precursor = oral mucosa (Rathke s pouch) System = Artery …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior pituitary — The front portion of the pituitary, a small gland in the head called the master gland. Hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary influence growth, sexual development, skin pigmentation, thyroid function, and adrenocortical function. These… …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior pituitary — noun the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature • Syn: ↑anterior pituitary gland, ↑adenohypophysis • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior pituitary gland — noun the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature • Syn: ↑anterior pituitary, ↑adenohypophysis • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anterior pituitary basophil — An anterior pituitary basophil is a type of cell in the anterior pituitary which manufactures hormones.It is called a basophil because it readily takes up base, and typically stains a relatively deep blue or purple. [BUHistology|14002loa] These… …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior pituitary acidophil — In the anterior pituitary, the term acidophil is used to describe two different types of cells:* somatotrophs, which generate somatotropin * mammotrophs, which generate prolactinWhen using standard staining techniques, they cannot be… …   Wikipedia

  • anterior pituitary hormones — the hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary), including growth hormone, thyrotropin, prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, β lipotropin, and corticotropin. Called also adenohypophysial h s …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior pituitary — ante′rior pitu′itary n. anat. the mostly glandular anterior region of the pituitary gland Also called adenohypophysis …   From formal English to slang

  • Combined rapid anterior pituitary evaluation panel — Diagnostics OPS 301 code 1 797 A triple bolus test or a dynamic pituitary function test is a medical diagnostic procedure used to assess a patient s pituitary function. A triple bolus test is usually ordered and interpreted by endocrinologists.… …   Wikipedia

  • combined anterior pituitary test — (for functioning of the anterior pituitary) four exogenous hypothalamic hormones are administered intravenously (corticotropin releasing hormone, growth hormone–releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone, and thyrotropin… …   Medical dictionary

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