Medical Definition of Pituitary diverticulum

1. A tubular outgrowth of ectoderm from the stomodeum of the embryo; it grows dorsad toward the infundibular process of the diencephalon, around which it forms a cup-like mass, giving rise to the pars distalis and pars juxtaneuralis of the hypophysis. Synonym: craniopharyngeal canal, hypophyseal pouch, Rathke's diverticulum, Rathke's pocket, Rathke's pouch. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pituitary Diverticulum

pituitary-adrenal system
pituitary adamantinoma
pituitary adenoma
pituitary ameloblastoma
pituitary apoplexy
pituitary bodies
pituitary body
pituitary cachexia
pituitary diverticulum (current term)
pituitary dwarf
pituitary dwarfism
pituitary fossa
pituitary gigantism
pituitary gland
pituitary glands
pituitary gonadotropic hormone
pituitary gonadotropins
pituitary growth hormone
pituitary hormone-releasing hormones
pituitary hormone release inhibiting hormones
pituitary hormones
pituitary infantilism
pituitary membrane

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