HyperDic: pituitary_gland

English > 1 sense of the expression pituitary gland:
NOUNbodypituitary gland, pituitary, pituitary body, hypophysisthe master gland of the endocrine system
English > pituitary gland: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain.
Synonymspituitary, pituitary body, hypophysis
Part ofdiencephalon, interbrain, betweenbrain, thalmencephalonThe posterior division of the forebrain
Partsanterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, adenohypophysisThe anterior lobe of the pituitary body
hypophyseal stalkThe funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland, neurohypophysis, pars nervosaThe posterior lobe of the pituitary body
Broaderendocrine gland, endocrine, ductless glandAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Spanishglándula pituitaria, hipófisis, hipófosis, pituitaria
Catalancos pituïtari, glàndula pituïtària, hipòfisi, pituïtària

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