Posterior pituitary gland

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 The pituitary gland is part of the endocrine system and consists of two lobes: the posterior pituitary gland and the anterior pituiitary gland. 
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The pituitary gland is part of the [[endocrine system|endocrine system]] and consists of two lobes: the posterior pituitary gland and the anterior pituiitary gland.  
  
The posterior pituitary gland, otherwise known as the neurohypophysis, is or neural origin. It is not a gland, despite the name, but in fact it is a large cluster of axons from the hypothalamus that terminate behind the anterior pituitary gland. These axons then release hormones into the capillaries of the hypophyseal circulation<ref>Boundless anatomy and physiology. The Pituitary Gland. [Cited 05/12/18]; Available from: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-ap/chapter/the-pituitary-gland/</ref>&nbsp;such as oxytocin.  
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The posterior pituitary gland, otherwise known as the neurohypophysis, is or neural origin. It is not a gland, despite the name, but in fact it is a large cluster of [[Axon|axons]] from the [[hypothalamus|hypothalamus]] that terminate behind the anterior pituitary gland. These axons then release [[hormones|hormones]] into the capillaries of the hypophyseal circulation<ref>Boundless anatomy and physiology. The Pituitary Gland. [Cited 05/12/18]; Available from: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-ap/chapter/the-pituitary-gland/</ref>. such as [[oxytocin|oxytocin]].  
  
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Latest revision as of 13:31, 18 January 2019

The pituitary gland is part of the endocrine system and consists of two lobes: the posterior pituitary gland and the anterior pituiitary gland.

The posterior pituitary gland, otherwise known as the neurohypophysis, is or neural origin. It is not a gland, despite the name, but in fact it is a large cluster of axons from the hypothalamus that terminate behind the anterior pituitary gland. These axons then release hormones into the capillaries of the hypophyseal circulation[1]. such as oxytocin.

References

  1. Boundless anatomy and physiology. The Pituitary Gland. [Cited 05/12/18]; Available from: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-ap/chapter/the-pituitary-gland/
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