Adenohypophysis - Definition
It is the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland of humans. It is also referred to as:
Adenohypophysis - Location
It is positioned below the brain in the human body.
Adenohypophysis - Functions
The glandular cells in this structure secrete various types of hormones, when stimulated by the neurosecretory materials manufactured in the hypothalamus. These hormones regulate other glands and also affect a number of tissues. They include:
Adenohypophysis - Disorders
The Anterior lobe of pituitary may be affected due to Hypopituitarism, a condition arising due to an underactive pituitary gland.
Adenohypophysis - Pictures
The images here show where the anterior pituitary is located and how it looks like.
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