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Pituitary Gland, Posterior

"Pituitary Gland, Posterior" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Neural tissue of the pituitary gland, also known as the neurohypophysis. It consists of the distal AXONS of neurons that produce VASOPRESSIN and OXYTOCIN in the SUPRAOPTIC NUCLEUS and the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS. These axons travel down through the MEDIAN EMINENCE, the hypothalamic infundibulum of the PITUITARY STALK, to the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pituitary Gland, Posterior" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pituitary Gland, Posterior" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1993 and 2013
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