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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. CidlowskiThe New England Journal of Medicine20 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.Science10 Oct. 1986

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