Definition of Neurohypophysis

1. Noun. The posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature.




Definition of Neurohypophysis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, responsible for the release of oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also called vasopressin. ¹

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Definition of Neurohypophysis

1. [n -PHYSES]

Medical Definition of Neurohypophysis

1. It is composed of the infundibulum and the nervous lobe of hypophysis. See: hypophysis. Synonym: lobus posterior hypophyseos, neural part of hypophysis, pars nervosa hypophyseos, posterior lobe of hypophysis. Origin: neuro-+ hypophysis (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Neurohypophysis

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1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"They do not produce a disturbance of the organic function of the neurohypophysis. Their histologic structure is fairly uniform. They are strikingly rich in ..."

2. The Internal Secretory Organs: Their Physiology and Pathology by Artur Biedl (1913)
"But neither the operative removal of the neurohypophysis nor the- clinical ... The internal secretory activity of the neurohypophysis and its functional ..."

3. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1918)
"A survey of the literature confirms the view that a tumor causing diabetes insipidus is commonly situated in, or near, the neurohypophysis, but occasionally ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... the pars nervosa or neurohypophysis and its epithelial envelopment (the pars intermedia of Herring), is embryologically derived from the nervous system. ..."

5. The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders: Clinical States Produced by Disorders by Harvey Cushing (1912)
"The neurohypophysis itself is connected with the tuber cinereum by a stalk which varies in length in different species and which contains the infundibular ..."

6. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"Recently Notdurft has reported a basophilic adenoma of the hypophysis, in a man fifty years of age, which lay in the neurohypophysis. ..."

7. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"... contends that destructive lesions of the neurohypophysis or pedicle may produce the syndrome, with no demonstrable lesion of the infundibulum. ..."

8. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"... (31) have also given an account of the pigment in the neurohypophysis. According to these authors, the substance does not give the iron reaction. ..."

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