Pituitary & Hypothalamus (Kallie)

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Pituitary & Hypothalamus (Kallie)
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2011-12-11 15:12:53
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pituitary gland
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pituitary & hypothalamus
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  1. Embryonic Origins of Pituitary gland
    • sella turcica
    • Adenohypophysis - oral ectoderm --> Rathke's pouch
    • Neurohypophysis - neuroectoderm --> hypothalamus extension
  2. Divisions of the Pituitary Gland
    • Adenohypophysis:
    • pars distalis
    • pars intermedia
    • pars tuberalis

    • Neurohypophysis:
    • pars nervosa
    • infundibulum stem
    • medial eminence
  3. Cells of the Adenohypophysis - Pars distalis
    • Chromophils
    • (acidophilic): somatrophs & mammotrophs
    • (basophilic): thyrotrophs, corticotrophs & gonadotrophs
    • Chromophobes (degranulated)
    • Folliculostellate cells (support & intercommunication)

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