The portion of the vertebrate pituitary gland that derives from gut epithelium and produces tropic hormones.
the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
An endocrine gland situated below the hypothalamus whose secretions are controlled by the hypothalamus.
anatomical division of pituitary
See pituitary gland or adenohypophysis.
The anterior pituitary comprises the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and is part of the endocrine system. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary produces and secretes several peptide hormones that regulate many physiological processes including stress, growth, and reproduction.
The anterior pituitary (also called the adenohypophysis, from Greek adeno, "gland"; hypo, "under"; physis, "growth"; hence, glandular undergrowth) comprises the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and is part of the endocrine system. Unlike the posterior lobe, the anterior lobe is genuinely glandular, hence the root adeno in its name.