An aqueous extract of the posterior lobe of the fresh hypophysis of cattle; contains oxytocin and vasopressin.
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hypophysinAn obsolete term for:
(1) Any hormone produced by the posterior pituitary;
(2) A water-soluble extract of the posterior bovine pituitary gland, which contains oxytocin and vasopressin; of little clinical or experimental utility.
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