The posterior part of the pituitary gland that secretes hormones involved in blood pressure regulation such as oxytocin and antidiuretic hormon. [ ]

Synonyms: neurohypophysis neural lobe of pituitary gland lobus posterior hypophysis pituitary gland, posterior lobe posterior lobe of pituitary gland posterior lobe of pituitary neural lobe lobus nervosus neurohypophysis infundibular process posterior pituitary lobus posterior (glandula pituitaria) neuro hypophysis neural lobe of pituitary

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
lobus posterior (glandula pituitaria) [ FMA:74628 FMA:TA ]

NHP [ BIRNLEX:1586 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
lobus nervosus [ NeuroNames:401 ]

latin term
lobus nervosus neurohypophysis [ FMA:74628 FMA:TA ]

latin term
lobus posterior hypophysis [ FMA:74628 FMA:TA ]

latin term
lobus posterior [ NeuroNames:401 ]

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editor note

request magnocellular cell from CL. Request oxytocin secretion from GO. Notes: 'The hypophysis or pituitary gland is derived, in part from an ectodermal outpocketing of the stomodeum (Rathke's Pouch) and in part from the floor of the diencephalon'

external definition

The infundibular part of the pituitary gland consisting of two regions.[AAO]

external ontology notes

todo - resolve EMAPA and EHDAA2 models, include future neurohypophysis (TS15-19)? relationship to infundibular recess of 3rd ventricle (TS15-19)

has related synonym

pituitary gland, neural lobe

pituitary gland neural lobe

posterior pituitary gland

lobus nervosus

lobus posterior

posterior lobe of hypophysis

homology notes

It (the hypophysis) develops embryonically in all vertebrates from two ectodermal evaginations that meet and unite. An infundibulum grows ventrally from the diencephalon of the brain, and Rathke's pouch extends dorsally from the roof of the developing mouth, or stomodaeum. The infundibulum remains connected to the floor of the diencephalon, which becomes the hypothalamus, and gives rise to the part of the gland known as the neurohypophysis. (...) Rathke's pouch loses its connection with the stomodaeum in most adult vertebrates and gives rise to the rest of the gland, the adenohypophysis. (...) A well-developed hypophyseal system with functional connections to the hypothalamus is unique to craniates.[well established][VHOG]



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