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- 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 lobeof the pituitary gland, responsible for the releaseof oxytocinand antidiuretic hormone(ADH), also called vasopressin.
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- noun the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
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The funnel shaped infundibulu from the hypothalamus connects to the posterior pituitary or neurohypophysis
Hatton GI (1999) Astroglial modulation of neurotransmitter / peptide release from the neurohypophysis: present status