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Anatomy Term: melanotrope
XAO ID: 0005116
Synonyms: melanotroph, melanocyte stimulating hormone secreting cell, melanotrope cell
Definition: "A cell in the pituitary gland (hypophysis) that generates melanocyte-stimulating hormone from its precursor polypeptide, pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)."
Stage Range: NF stage 40 to death
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Parent(s): cell (is_a) hypophysis (part_of)


References: NCBO BioPortal , Ontology Lookup Service