pituitary

(= hypophysis) Possibly the most important of the vertebrate endocrine glands. Located below the brain to which it is attached by a stalk. Has two lobes, the anterior adenohypophysis and posterior neurohypophysis. Secretes a wide range of hormones including somatotropin, follicle-stimulating hormone, gonadotrophins, thyroid-stimulating hormone, lipotropinand many others. See Table H2. ...

pituitary

[adj] - of or relating to the pituitary gland 2. [n] - the master gland of the endocrine system
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Pituitary

A hormone-secreting gland situated at the base of the brain. It secretes many different types of hormones which act in turn on many other glands and organs of the body
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Pituitary

An endocrine gland somewhat behind the eyes and suspended from the front of the brain.
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Pituitary

A gland situated at the base of the brain which secretes hormones affecting skeletal growth.
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Pituitary

Pituitary: 1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal secretions. 2. As a noun, the pituitary gland itself.
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Pituitary

Pi·tu'i·ta·ry adjective [ Latin pituita phlegm, pituite: confer French pituitarie .] (Anat.) (a) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities. (b) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, ...
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pituitary

<anatomy, endocrinology> An endocrine gland located at the base of the brain, in the small recess of a bone - certain sections of the pituitary each secretes important hormones including growth hormone (GH) and antidiuretic hormone (ADH). ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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pituitary

adjective of or relating to the pituitary gland; `pituitary hormone`
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pituitary

pituitary gland noun the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
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pituitary

(pĭ-too´ĭ-tar″e) pertaining to the pituitary gland. pituitary gland. a preparation of the pituitary glands of animals, used therapeutically. anterior pituitary adenohypophysis. posterior pituitary neurohypophysis.
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Pituitary

• (a.) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary fossa.
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pituitary

pituitary, pituitarium Relating to the pituitary gland.
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pituitary

Type: Term Pronunciation: pi-tū′i-tār′ē Definitions: 1. Relating to the pituitary gland (hypophysis). Synonyms: pituitarium
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PITUITARY

An endocrine organ located at the base of the skull in the sella turcica ("turkish saddle"), and connected to the hypothalamus by a thin stalk.
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pituitary

Latin pituita = mucous or phlegm, the gland was thought to produce mucous that discharged through the nose.
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Pituitary

An endocrine gland at the base of the brain that responds to signals from the hypothalamus for release of hormones.
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Pituitary

1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal secretions. 2. As a noun, the
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