Definición de pituitary en inglés:

pituitary

Saltos de línea: pi¦tu|it¦ary
Pronunciación: /pɪˈtjuːɪt(ə)ri
 
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sustantivo (plural pituitaries)

(in full pituitary gland or pituitary body) The major endocrine gland, a pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain that is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands. Also called hypophysis.
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  • This hormone stimulates the pituitary, another endocrine gland near the brain, to secrete adrenocorticotropic hormone.
  • Tadpole pituitaries secrete thyroid-stimulating hormone in response to CRH.
  • The pituitary is a pea-sized gland situated near the base of the skull.

adjetivo

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Relating to the pituitary gland.
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  • Common nervous system manifestations include facial palsies, and hypothalamic and pituitary lesions.
  • The cytologic and architectural features of these tumors are reminiscent of those of the normal posterior pituitary lobe.
  • The basisphenoid bears a deep, central depression at this point called the sella turcica or pituitary fossa.

Origen

early 17th century: from Latin pituitarius 'secreting phlegm', from pituita 'phlegm'.

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