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(ad?e-no-hi-pof'i-sis) [ adeno- + hypophysis]
The portion of the pituitary gland containing secretory cells that release the hormones adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), growth hormone (GH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The adenohypophysis makes up 80% of the pituitary gland. It is an epithelial tissue that develops from the roof of the embryonic mouth. Synonym: anterior lobe of hypophysis
Synonym: anterior lobe; anterior lobe of pituitary glandanterior pituitaryadenohypophyseal (-hi?po?fi-se'al), adjectiveadenohypophysial (-hi?po-fiz'e-al)


pertaining to the adenohypophysis.

adenohypophyseal aplasia
see pituitary hypoplasia.
adenohypophyseal corticotrophs
cells which secrete ACTH, beta lipotropin.
adenohypophyseal gonadotrophs
cells which secrete follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones.
adenohypophyseal hypoplasia
see pituitary hypoplasia.
adenohypophyseal mammotrophs
cells which secrete prolactin.
adenohypophyseal neoplasms
include acidophil and basophil adenomas, normally inactive chromophobe adenoma and an ACTH-secreting corticotroph adenoma.
adenohypophyseal pouch
see rathke's pouch.
adenohypophyseal somatotrophs
cells which secrete growth hormone.
adenohypophyseal system
includes the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland and the interconnecting blood supply.
adenohypophyseal thyrotrophs
cells which secrete thyroid-stimulating hormone.