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neurohypophysis

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The posterior portion of the pituitary gland, having a rich supply of nerve fibers and releasing oxytocin and vasopressin.

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  • noun anatomy The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, responsible for the release of oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also called vasopressin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature

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