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 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

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“Anterior pituitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anterior%20pituitary. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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