anterior pituitary

noun

variants or anterior pituitary gland
: 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 22 Feb. 2024.

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