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neurohypophysis

Syllabification: neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōhīˈpäfəsəs
 
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Definition of neurohypophysis in English:

noun (plural neurohypophyses /-ˌsēz/)

Anatomy
The posterior lobe of the hypophysis (pituitary gland), which stores and releases oxytocin and vasopressin produced in the hypothalamus.
Example sentences
  • The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland or neurohypophysis contains unique glial elements referred to as pituicytes.
  • The neurohypophysis, or posterior pituitary, is derived from an evagination of the infundibular portion of the diencephalon of the brain.
  • The neurohypophysis was replaced by fibrotic tissue containing perivascular macrophages and activated microglia, and in the cerebellum, there were large areas of myelin pallor.

Derivatives

neurohypophyseal

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Pronunciation: /-ˌpäfəˈsēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The article is on the effects of neurohypophyseal antagonists in postnephrectomy natriuresis in male rats.
  • It is generally accepted that the conformation of the N-terminal part of neurohypophyseal hormones analogues is important for their pharmacological activity.
  • We encountered a rare case of neurohypophyseal germinoma with a prominent granulomatous reaction, which invaded the right cavernous sinus.

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