the thin boundary between the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis of the pituitary that produces melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH); this area is small or absent in mammalian adults [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/csmith ]

Synonyms: pars intermedia pars intermedia of anterior lobe of pituitary gland pars intermedia adenohypophysis intermediate lobe of pituitary intermediate lobe of adenohypophysis pars intermedia (glandula pituitaria)

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
pars intermedia adenohypophyseos [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pars_intermedia ]

latin term
pars intermedia adenohypophysis [ FMA:TA FMA:74632 ]

latin term
pars intermedia (glandula pituitaria) [ FMA:74632 FMA:TA ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Gray1181.png

has related synonym

pars intermedia adenohypophyseos
pars intermedia lobi anterior hypophyseos
intermediate lobe

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]

id

UBERON:0002432

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_117569