medical Definition of anterior pituitary
- 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