HyperDic: posterior_pituitary_gland

English > 1 sense of the expression posterior pituitary gland:
NOUNbodyposterior pituitary gland, posterior pituitary, neurohypophysis, pars nervosathe posterior lobe of the pituitary body
English > posterior pituitary gland: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature.
Synonymsposterior pituitary, neurohypophysis, pars nervosa
Part ofpituitary, pituitary gland, pituitary body, hypophysisThe master gland of the endocrine system
Partspars intermediaA thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
Broaderendocrine gland, endocrine, ductless glandAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Spanishglándula pituitaria posterior, pars nervosa
Catalanglàndula pituïtària posterior, neurohipòfisi, pars nervosa

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