anterior pituitary

noun
variants: or anterior pituitary gland

Medical Definition of anterior pituitary

: adenohypophysis In turn, corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates the release of corticotropin from the anterior pituitary.— Turk Rhen and John A. Cidlowski, The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Oct. 2005 The secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) by the anterior pituitary gland is regulated by the interaction of hypothalamic and gonadal hormones.— Catherine Rivier et al., Science, 10 Oct. 1986

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