Definition of Posterior pituitary
1. Noun. The posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature.
Generic synonyms: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Group relationships: Hypophysis, Pituitary, Pituitary Body, Pituitary Gland
Terms within: Pars Intermedia
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Literary usage of Posterior pituitary
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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"In ruminants, although it has been shown that uterine muscle responds to posterior pituitary fractions in vitro (Newton, 1934; Alexander, 1945; ..."
2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1903)
"The posterior pituitary body stands second in importance only to its mate, ... The posterior pituitary body also proved to be the center upon which all ..."
3. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"He described a new origin for nasal discharge in the anterior and posterior pituitary membranes, as he calls them. Mucus may be squeezed out of the ..."
4. Iridiagnosis and Other Diagnostic Methods by Henry Lindlahr (1919)
""The posterior pituitary body is the seat of the highly specialized centers which ... The 'sympathetic center' in the posterior pituitary body through the ..."
5. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"All three hold the posterior pituitary, which acts when the woman is in labor, ... If they do not hold the posterior pituitary in check, pregnancy goes on ..."
6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"One aspect of the question of anterior-posterior pituitary interactions ... The posterior pituitary was discarded and the anterior pituitary was hemisected. ..."
7. The Glands Regulating Personality: A Study of the Glands of Internal by Louis Berman (1921)
"For normally, with feminine puberty, there is an increased activity of the thyroid, the posterior pituitary and the adrenal medulla. ..."