Pars tuberalis - Definition
It is the name given to a pair of processes that grow in a forward or upward direction along the adenohypohysis stem. A part of the anterior pituitary lobe in humans, it is also known by the Latin name “Pars Tuberalis Adenohypophyseos.”
Pars tuberalis - Anatomy
The structure looks like a thin plate and its primary cells have a low columnar appearance. Its cytoplasm consists of many liquid droplets, glycogen granules and a few droplets of colloid. During microscopic examination, one may also come across some functional gonadotrophs.
Pars tuberalis - Function
This endocrine structure surrounds and protects the pituitary gland stalk inside a highly vascularized sheath. It is also a section of the adenohypophysis, or the anterior pituitary gland.
Pars tuberalis - Pictures
You can get an idea of the appearance of this endocrine structure from these helpful images.
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