Definition of neurohypophysis in English:


Line breaks: neuro|hyp¦ophy¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊərəʊhʌɪˈpɒfɪsɪs

noun (plural neurohypophyses /-siːz/)

The posterior lobe of the hypophysis (pituitary gland), which stores and releases oxytocin and vasopressin produced in the hypothalamus.
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  • 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.

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