pars distalis adenohypophyseos(redirected from pars anterior adenohypophyseos)
pars dis·ta·'lis adenohypophyseos[TA]
the larger part of the adenohypophysis composed of cords of epithelial cells individually specialized to secrete various tropic hormones that exert their effect on several target organs in the body. The secretory activity of these cells is under the control of either releasing or inhibiting factors elaborated by hypothalamic neurons and transported to the adenohypophysis by the hypothalamohypophysial portal system.
pars distalis adenohypophyseos
The part of the hypophysis forming the major portion of the anterior lobe.See: pituitary gland
See also: pars