posterior pituitary

noun

Medical Definition of posterior pituitary

2 : an extract of the neurohypophysis of domesticated animals for medicinal use

called also posterior pituitary extract

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“Posterior pituitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/posterior%20pituitary. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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