neurohypophyseal hormone

neurohypophyseal hormone

[-hī′pōfiz′ē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, neuron + hypo, under, phyein, to grow
a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. Neurohypophyseal hormones include oxytocin and vasopressin. See also pituitary gland.
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As observed in mammals, the function of some of these channels appears to be tightly regulated by the neurohypophyseal hormone, arginine vasotocin, the non-mammalian counterpart of vasopressin.
Central nervous system effects of the neurohypophyseal hormones and related peptides.