The posterior pituitary gland, which is part of the hypothalamus.
The neural (nerve-containing tissue) part of the pituitary gland, lying towards the back Â… and so, in medical speak, called the posterior pituitary. Produces the hormones oxytocin (which acts on myometrium to cause contraction of the uterus) and vasopressin (which helps maintain blood pressure and conserves the body's water in the kidneys).
The posterior pituitary, or pars nervosa.
Part of the brain that discharges hormones including oxytocin and vasopressin
posterior lobe of the pituitary. stores and releases oxytocin and vasopressin, which are synthesized by neurons in the hypothalamus.
the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
or posterior lobe of hypophysis - Greek hypo = down, and physis = growth; hence, the posterior part of the hypophysis evaginated downwards from the diencephalon, and its stalk.
Division of the hypophysis cerebri (pituitary) consisting of the median eminence, infundibular stem and the infundibular process (neural lobe).
The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
The posterior part of the pituitary gland, where nerve terminals of hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory cells release the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.