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Pituitary Gland, Posterior MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pituitary Gland, Posterior
Tree Number(s)
A06.300.747.875
A06.688.178.875
A06.688.357.750.875
A08.186.211.180.497.352.435.500.875
A08.186.211.200.317.357.352.435.500.875
A08.713.049.875
A08.713.357.750.875
Unique ID
D010904
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010904
Annotation
diseases: coordinate IM with PITUITARY DISEASES (IM) or specifics (IM)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Infundibular Process
Lobus Nervosus
Neural Lobe
Neurohypophysis
Pars Nervosa of Pituitary
Posterior Lobe of Pituitary
NLM Classification #
WK 520
Public MeSH Note
1963; for HYPOTHALAMUS, INFUNDIBULAR see HYPOTHALAMUS, MIDDLE 1983-1999; for INFUNDIBULAR STALK see PITUITARY GLAND 2000-2007
History Note
1963; for HYPOTHALAMUS, INFUNDIBULAR use HYPOTHALAMUS, MIDDLE 1983-1999; for INFUNDIBULAR STALK use PITUITARY GLAND 2000-2007
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Pituitary Gland, Posterior Preferred
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