(= 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.
- of or relating to the pituitary gland 2. [n] - the master gland of the endocrine systemFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=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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An endocrine gland somewhat behind the eyes and suspended from the front of the brain.
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A gland situated at the base of the brain which secretes hormones affecting skeletal growth.
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Pituitary: 1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal secretions. 2. As a noun, the pituitary gland itself.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21320
[ 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)
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<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) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
of or relating to the pituitary gland; `pituitary hormone`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (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.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pituitary/
pituitary, pituitarium Relating to the pituitary gland.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1681/
Type: Term Pronunciation: pi-tū′i-tār′ē Definitions: 1. Relating to the pituitary gland (hypophysis). Synonyms: pituitariumFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=69136
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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21447
Latin pituita = mucous or phlegm, the gland was thought to produce mucous that discharged through the nose.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
An endocrine gland at the base of the brain that responds to signals from the hypothalamus for release of hormones.Found on http://www.sheepusa.org/
1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal secretions. 2. As a noun, theFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22410
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