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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: pituitary(0.00981 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to pituitary.
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: of or relating to the pituitary gland; “pituitary hormone”
2: having abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting
from abnormal pituitary secretion; “a protruding
acromegalic jaw”; “a pituitary dwarf” [syn: acromegalic]
n : the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the
base of the brain [syn: pituitary gland, pituitary body
English → English (gcide)
Pituitary \Pi*tu"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. pituita phlegm, pituite: cf.
F. pituitarie.] (Anat.)
(a) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or
the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities.
(b) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary
Pituitary body or Pituitary gland (Anat.), a a small,
somewhat cherry-shaped endocrine gland, situated in the
pituitary fossa, and suspended from the base of the
hypothalamus; the hypophysis; -- called also glandula pituitaria
, and basilaris. It secretes th pituitary
hormones: oxytocin; vasopresin; antidiuretic hormone;
luteinizing hormone; somatotropins; prolactin; thyroid
stimulating hormone; gonadotropins; adrenal corticotropin
and other peptide hormones. It affects all hormonal
functions, and is thus called the “master gland”.
Pituitary fossa (Anat.), the ephippium.
[1913 Webster +PJC]