posterior pituitary gland


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posterior pituitary gland

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Indeed, early papers on pituicytoma (21) suggested a possible origin from folliculostellate cells of the adenohypophysis, but the more recent work (22,23) suggests that all share nuclear TTF-1 immunoreactivity, a feature also shown by the specialized pituitary cells in the normal posterior pituitary gland.
h, Higher-power view of the adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (top) versus the normal included posterior pituitary gland (bottom) shows the latter strongly immunoreactive for neurofilament.
Case 112: Pituitary stalk transection syndrome with ectopic posterior pituitary gland.
The posterior pituitary gland stores and secretes two hormones that are produced in the hypothalamus: oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which is also called arginine vasopres sin (AVP).
neuropeptide--A peptide hormone that is produced in the hypothalamus and transported to and released from the posterior pituitary gland.
The inferior hypophysial artery enters the ventral region of the posterior pituitary gland.
The posterior pituitary gland is made up predominantly of neural tissue; in particular the axons of neurons, which originate in the hypothalamus and terminate near the capillaries.
In contrast to the posterior pituitary gland, the anterior pituitary gland receives only a little blood directly from arteries.
Depending on the degree of damage to the pituitary stalk, hypothalamus, or posterior pituitary gland, DI may be transient or permanent.
These results are similar to the staining pattern that we have observed for GFAP in normal posterior pituitary gland.

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