from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The posterior portion of the pituitary gland, having a rich supply of nerve fibers and releasing oxytocin and vasopressin.
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- n. The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, responsible for the release of oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also called vasopressin.
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- n. 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