posterior pituitary gland


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posterior pituitary gland

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Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus is associated with abnormal blood supply to the posterior pituitary gland caused by vascular impairment of the inferior hypophyseal artery system.
14) The example has been given that if a patient smokes several cigarettes after a water load, there is a fall in urine output because of stimulation of the posterior pituitary gland and release of antidiuretic hormone.
In summary, normal posterior pituitary gland shows variable positive staining with GFAP, results that are similar to the staining pattern observed in pituicytomas.

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