Definition of Posterior pituitary gland
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 gland
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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... Bristol INTRODUCTION The reactivity of the myometrium to extracts of the posterior pituitary gland is known to vary with the state of sexual activity. ..."
2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... pathway by which emotions influence body functions 3 It secretes hormones influencing the posterior pituitary gland for maintaining body water control 4 ..."
3. The Glands Regulating Personality: A Study of the Glands of Internal by Louis Berman (1921)
"With space for the formation of a large anterior and posterior pituitary gland, there will be created the long, lean individual, with a tendency to high ..."
4. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Antidiuretic hormone (ADH): A hormone produced in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary gland in response to dehydration; ..."
5. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina; ..."
6. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"... their axons to the posterior pituitary gland where they secrete vasopressin. The release of vasopressin is not regulated by the rate of neuronal firing. ..."
7. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"posterior pituitary gland. Pp. 281-329 in Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 10th Ed., PR Larsen, HM Kronenberg, S. Melmed, ..."