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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)
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